How revolutionary was the American war for independence

How revolutionary was the American war for independence

The United States gained independence from British rule finally after the Revolutionary war (1775–1783). The states could establish their own laws and express their autonomy after the Revolutionary War. African Americans slaves were released as the revolution allowed for emancipation and liberal thinking in the minds of Americans. “Americans of African descent dared as much and more in their quests for liberty.” (Davidson, 136) In addition, the United States was formed after the revolutionary War that made the states agree to form a united nation to defeat the British.  The constitution was drafted after the War, the country’s constitution is still in use and it was drawn up to express the rights of the citizens.

Did it bring enough change to warrant the name “Revolution?”

The Revolutionary War brought change to warrant the name revolution, however, failed due to the demerits. To begin with, the Revolution was a good thing as it developed a government that allowed the normal citizen to control political positions unlike before the revolution. The change was inspired by the unity of Americans to fight for one common cause; independence. This was a remarkable event that was coordinated by ordinary citizens. The war contributed negatively towards revolutionizing the US since the loss of lives negatively impacted the economy of both countries. The war led to an economic depression as the trade between the two countries stood still although America could trade with other nations as it partnered with the French during the War resulting to their win. In conclusion, the pros and cons from the Revolutionary War continue to baffle historians. Nonetheless, it is evident that the Revolution war revolutionized the U.S under the leadership of George Washington defeating the British.



Work cited

Davidson, James W. Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. Print.