New American Nation from 1776 to 1820

New American Nation from 1776 to 1820 - Bao Dang HIS 103...

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Bao Dang HIS 103 Mrs. Rebecca Baird 27 October 2009 New American Nation from 1776 to 1820 Any nation has its own history. Philosophically speaking, a nation is born when a number of people gather together to form their own government and declare their independence, distinguish themselves with other groups of people. The year of 1776 is the mark of the birth of the young American nation. In January 1776, the idea of fighting for independence was said in Common Sense written by Thomas Pain shaped people thinking of a new nation, distinguished American people and British people. On June 7, 1776, The Article of Confederation gave the first idea of a government of states, congress. The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson informed the rights of colonists. Like a baby, this country started to walk its first footsteps from 1776 to 1820. The first hardship that states had to face is the independence war with Britain, cruel mother country. At the beginning of the war, colonies divided by two parts: patriots and loyalist. Not all colonists wanted to have a war and separate from mother country. It was the first disagreement among colonists. Loyalist remained loyal to the British Empire, were about between a fifth and a third of the population (168). Being afraid of enemies in their own land, Patriots issued the bills of attainder to deprive civil rights and property of Loyalist. The effect was the number of about 9,000 Loyalist who fought to keep their rights and properties against Continental Army, and about 80,000 Royalists fled to England and Canada after the war.
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Among Patriots, there was also the disagreement of a standing army. From the beginning
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