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Michael Toran American Encounters Prof. Crowe The American Revolution: A History Gordon S. Wood presents an interesting view onto the American Revolution. Usually, when one hears American Revolution, their thoughts go straight to the War for Independence. Wood however, thinks about the way the Americans revolutionized the philosophical and ideological aspects of the British government present in the States. Within the span of one generation, the Colonists were able to change their view on government twice. Going from a completely tyrannical monocracy to liberty and self rule. With the deepening crisis, the Colonists, do actually acknowledge Parliaments regulation of import and export of external goods, "from the necessities of the case, and a regard to the mutual interests of both countries" (p.44). However, could not fully accept
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Unformatted text preview: Parliaments all or nothing mentality in governing their society; which meant sovereignty was completely decided on by only Parliament. The widespread violence and King George III's declaration that the colonies were in open revolt helped push the Americans into declaring their independence. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Founding Fathers of the United States formed an alternative form of government to the Imperial system, which was an equal collective of representatives from all the states. The Americans acknowledged the Western settlers as the equals of the thirteen original colonies. Even spread legislative councils were seen as a good check and balance of power. This was to help avoid one power becoming to strong and developing into yet just another tyrannical power....
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