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American Revolution social and economic effects

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Adam Morrison

on 4 October 2011

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Transcript of American Revolution social and economic effects

Conclusion is here is important is important too is important American Revolution Social and Economic effects Expansion of Democracy Religious Toleration Economic Freedom is important Limits of Liberty Slavery Women More and more people become engaged in political debate No property qualifications remain Bicameral or unicameral? Liberals and conservatives amongst the Patriots Seperation of Church and State Jeffersonian religion Revolution and Churches Sharp lines between free labor and slavery Excessive dependency and inequality of opportunity Decline in non-slave unfree labor Equality of condition vs. equality of opportunity Colonial Loyalists Native Americans Use of "slavery" in rhetoric of Revolution Obstacles to abolition Impetus for abolition British emancipation Results of abolition movement Participation in the Revolution Limits on freedom Improvements Changes in Family Revolution in the Atlantic World Many loyalists were forced to flee to Canada 20%-30% of colonists remained loyal to England Quakers, and pacifism, became unpopular Anglicans, especially in Maryland and Virginia lost power Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Baptists were successfully tied to the Revolution Catholic support for the Patriots increased popularity Officeholders Some merchants Those who lacked access to popular discontent Those who feared discontent or war The wealthy moved to England All who fled gave up their property Thomas Hutchinson, Governor of Massachusetts encouraged slaves to leave Americas 30% of slaves left South Carolina disrupted southern economy Some slaves saw an opportunity to rebel themselves Inspired by liberty Southern colonies less enthusiastic about colonial rebellion English colonies in Caribbean refused to join Some saw it as inconsistent to describe monarchical rule as "slavery" Revolutionary language of freedom inspired some to seek abolition Many in the south justified revolutionary freedom which included slavery by reinforcing racial superiority Some slaveowners became more humane Some believed that "freedom" for colonists required slave labor Fight for new liberties and preserve slavery Most Native American tribes remained neutral Tribes who did become involved often fought for the British A few tribes saw an opportunity to take back some land Loss of land and violent conflicts following the revolution Americans took a paternalistic view of Natives Divisions between the tribes deepened Women took charge of businesses and farms Some women simply became destitute refused to quarter troops disguised themselves as men to fight Camp followers Rights of man including women? Limits on power of men? Few benefits derived from Revolution No legal rights or property rights Revolution strengthened patriarchy Value of women was as mothers Teach revolutionary values to sons who could enjoy the benefits southern campaign Saratoga Revolutionary War Bunker Hill Yorktown Treaty of Paris Yorktown NY/PENN
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