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Hey, DBQ, please help, desperate need.

To what extent did the American Revolution fundamentally change American society? In your answer be sure to address the political, social, and economic effects of the Revoultion in the period from 1775 to 1800.

Doc A-Woodcut of Patriot Woman

Doc B-Pennsylvania Packet, 1779 (Awake, Americans to a sense of your danger. Not time to be lost. Instantly banish every Tory from among you. Let America be sacred alone to freemen...)

Doc C-Message to Congress from the Chickasaw Chiefs, July 1783 (It makes us rejoice to find that our great father, and his children the Americans have at length made peace, which we wish may continue as long as the Sun and Moon. and to find that our Brothers the Americans are inclined to take us by the hand...)

Doc D-Satutes at Large of VA, 1786 (Be it enacted by the general assembly, that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever....but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion....)

Doc E-United Indian Nations, Speech at the Confederate Council, 1786 (It is now more than three years since peace was made between the King of Great Briain and you, but we, the Inidans were disappointed, finding ourselves not included in that peace...for we though that its conclusion would have promoted a friendhsip between the United States and the Indians....You kindled your council fires where you thought proper, w/out consulting us, at which you held spearate treaties and have entirely neglected our plan of having a general conference with the different nations of the confederacy.)

Doc F-Meal of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, 1786 (picture, Venerate the plough)

Doc G-Letter from Abigail Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 1787 (With regard to the tumults in my native state, which you inquire about, I wishi I could say that report had exaggerated them. it is too true, Sir, that they have been carried to so alarming a height as to stop the courts of justice in several coutnies. Ignorant, restless despeardos, without consicence or principles, have led a deluded multitude to follow their standard, under pretense of grievances which have no existence but in their imaginations. Some of them were crying out for a paper currency, some for an equal distribution of property)

Doc H-An Oridnance for the Gov't of the Territory of the US Nortwest of the River Ohio, 1787 (Article 6th. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted: Provided, always. That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.)

Doc I-James Madison in the Federalist, Number 51, 1788 (Ambition must be made to coutneract ambition...It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of gov't. But what gov't itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no gov't would be necessary...In framing a gov't which is to be adminstered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the gov't to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.)

Doc J-Molly Wallace, valedictory address, Young Ladies' Acadmeny of Philadelphia, 1792 (What then must my situation be, when my sex, my youth and inexperience all conspire to make me trembel at the task which I have underaken? But the friendly encouragement, which I behold in almost every countenance, enables me to overcome difficulties, that would otherwise be insurmountable. No one will pretend to deny, that we should be taught to read in the best manner. And if to read, why not to speak?

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Is it me or are you bored? My eyes hurt with all the words :D. jk. hrm.... lets see...

Doc A talks about patriotic women, which would make sense. All the immigrants from Europe would enjoy America more and with a new generation growing up there, a sense of loyalty would form. Thus patriotism would be a driving factor in making a better government, writing of the constitution, etc.

For Doc B- Many Tories were businessmen and since their loyalties are with Britain, people would be a bit hostile. For example, Benjamin Franklin was a patriot but, his son was none other than a Tory. Obviously there was a seperation of family thoughout America over loyalties. Although i dont know if this is true, im not suprised to say that maybe Tory mechants cheated many Americans shortly after the Aerican Revolution.

(Not for any specific doc) The American Revolution also brought out our most prominent leaders that helped shape our country immensely. The war also showed George Washington that if would be crowned king of America, nothing would have really changed. All it was would be a change in power, and the original immigrants were fleeing from the King of England at the time.

In Doc E, the Indians talk about peace between Britain and America but are dissapointed by the fact that the peace didn't extend to them. The American people, now that they have won their independence, want more and more land. Since the Indians were on the land, the Americans just took over, and sometimes even killing the Indians. I think this is partly political b/c people have always wanted land. (I dont know what im saying :D)

(No specific document) Now that the colonies had seperated from Britain, they could finally have their trade. Before, Britain would do the actual manufacturing while the colonists supplied them. Now, the Americans could make their own products and fetch a better price for their work. No taxes were put on the exports (I think). Plus the absence of wierd taxes (Stamp Act, etc., etc.) made it a bit easier for the manufacturing of the products.

Well, the other documents dont make sense to me, but thats what i have to say!
P.S. Dont trust all that i say.... most of the time i dont trust it either :P lol

Hope you get a good grade and tnx for the comment!

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