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Unformatted text preview: Significance of war – A 6-year war. It was very devastating. The Continental Army was mostly English men. (18,000 soldiers) but some say around 70,000 died. Civilians and slaves died. Dynamics of the house shifted because the men were gone so women became bread winners. It made the idea of slavery a very hot button issue. Impact on politics – This is the first world conflict to embrace the idea of a republic. Americas shocked the world by overthrowing such a huge power. Impact on American nationalism – Before the war there was a lot of localism and regionalism. Following the revolution, there became a sense of nationalism. “American” is becoming a common word. Impact on slavery – Triggered the abolition movement. Most slaves that participated on the side of the British retreated with the British. The promised emancipations that fought for the Americans were not emancipated. During the chaos of war, many slaves used the opportunity to escape (New Spain and some Canadian British). Impact on American Indians – Relations became worse because most of the Indians sided with the British. The American Revolution served a pretext for the Indian Removal policy....
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