was now accepted. Quakers, Baptists and other Protestants of the Angelic Church weren’t discriminated against and were given full voting rights. The statement “Wall of separation” gained popularity amongst the people and was supported by many leaders such as Thomas Jefferson. The “Wall of separation” meant the separation of church and state. The Revolution caused the state to be independent and not be influenced by the church. The Bill for the Establish Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson, was introduced to the House of Burgesses in 1769 and then passed in 1784. Jefferson saw churches as a symbol of tyranny and absolute power and believed that religious freedom was God’s will. He thought that God had created everyone free, then the religion a person chooses is also up to their free will. Religion and state should be kept separate and no individual should be forced to follow a religion. Jefferson’s bill caused a lot of controversies, but in the end, religious freedom was granted in the United States and made it a beacon of liberty. 4) What did American independence mean for Native Americans? The American Independence wasn’t as victorious and joyful for the Native Americans as it was for the Americans. Even though, according to the Proclamation of 1763 that forbade them, the Americans kept moving and settling westwards, the area reserved for Indians. The Indian settlements were uprooted and forced to move. Ohio Valley had become the epicenter of all these conflicts. The Indians also partook in the War of Independence, like the Seven Years War, some of them were on the British side while some were on the American side. Even if they helped the Americans gain independence, they never received any rewards or benefits from it. Fighting in the war caused them to suffer a lot, and they were never paid back for it. In fact, because they took the British side campaigns, a popular one led by General John Sullivan, were started where the Indian settlements were burned, their farms were destroyed leaving them with no food or shelter; it caused starvation and many deaths.
Part 2 (238-252) 5) Why did Northern states take lead in the ending slavery following the Revolutionary War? What did Dr. Samuel Johnson mean when he said, “How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty from drivers of Negroes?” The northern states took lead in ending slavery following the Revolutionary War as slavery wasn’t an as vital part of them as it was for the southern states. Slavery was the central part of the economy in all the southern states such as Virginia, Georgia, Maryland and North, and South Carolina. They had been ingrained in the system for a very long time. For the southerners, business and running plantations seemed impossible without the use of slaves. It was in the south where the bringing in slaves first started, which is why it was much harder for them to stop. But in the north, slavery was never a very crucial part. Most people who owned slaves were either very rich and had them as an accessory to show off their wealth. They never really
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