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One effect the Declaration of independence had was individual colonies were motivated to reconstitute themselves as states
Following Lexington and Concord, it is safe to say that most americans now saw that they were fighting for independence from great britain
In composing the declaration of independence, thomas jefferson borrowed heavily from the political theories of thomas hobbes
Both congress, under the articles of confederation, and the various state legislatures had the power to tax individual americans
when george washington took command of the continental army, he did not have a great deal of public confidence
the battle of saratoga (1777) was both a turning point in the revolutionary war and a victory for the colonists.
during the revolutionary war the iroquois confederacy was united in its allegiance to great britian
france was an american ally during the revolutionary war, but it did not provide the americans with significant amounts of money or munitions
Cornwallis's defeat at yorktown led not only to the resignation of lord north as prime minister, but to public outcries in england against continuing the war
the americans violated their alliance with france by negotiating a peace with great britain without informing the french
few loyalists were so disaffected as to leave the US as a result of their opposition to the revolutionary war
the influence of the anglican church in the US was strengthened as a result of the revolutionary war
both american baptists and catholics tended to support the patriot cause during the revolutionary war
for some african americans, the revolution meant an increased exposure to the concept of liberty
by the end of the war, the position of natives in and near the US had been strengthened by their support of the patriot cause
women, sometimes by choice, but more often by necessity, flocked to the camps of the patriot amries during the revolutionary war
every new state constitution prevented the state's governor from holding a seat in the state legislature
thomas jefferson had deep moral misgivings about slavery, but he could not envision any alternative to it
the articles of confederation provided for a separate judiciary, but had no separate executive
in the mid 1780s, southern states decided to go along with surrendering control of the mississippi river in exchange for trade concessions
the precise rectangular grid pattern imposed on the northwest territory became the national model fro all subsequent federal land policies
violence between indians and whites on the northwest frontier largely subsided following the establishment of the constitution of 1787
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