Paul Revere, Landing of the Troops, c. Courtesy American Antiquarian Society. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4. Please click here to improve this chapter. In the s, Benjamin Rush, a native of Philadelphia, recounted a visit to Parliament.
American Revolutionary War
Civil Religion in America by Robert N. Bellah
A revolutionary is a person who either participates in, or advocates a revolution. The term—both as a noun and adjective—is usually applied to the field of politics , and is occasionally used in the context of science , invention or art. In politics, a revolutionary is someone who supports abrupt, rapid, and drastic change, usually replacing the status quo, while a reformist is someone who supports more gradual and incremental change, often working within the system. In that sense, revolutionaries may be considered radical, while reformists are moderate by comparison. Moments which seem revolutionary on the surface may end up reinforcing established institutions. Likewise, evidently small changes may lead to revolutionary consequences in the long term.
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The American Revolutionary War April 19, — September 3, , also known as the Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence, was initiated by delegates from thirteen American colonies of British America in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliament's taxation policies and lack of colonial representation. The cost of victory in the to French and Indian War and the to Seven Years' War left the British government deeply in debt; the colonies , where the war was fought, equipped and populated the British forces there at the cost of millions of their own funds. When Parliament imposed the Intolerable Acts in spring upon Massachusetts , twelve colonies sent delegates to the First Continental Congress September 5 — October 26, to draft a Petition to the King and organize a boycott of British goods. Fighting broke out on 19 April the British army stationed at Boston was harassed by the Massachusetts militia at Lexington and Concord after destroying colonial Assembly powder stores.
James Madison Jr. March 16, [b] — June 28, was an American statesman, diplomat, expansionist, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from to He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the United States Bill of Rights. Born into a prominent Virginia planter family, Madison served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War.