The American Revolution represented a radical alteration in American political ideas and institutions. The Revolution brought great change to the nation. During the time before the revolution, there were several events that made a big impact, leading to the American Revolution. The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. These events helped the birth of the United States. The American Revolution Familiarized equivalence and Liberation.
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. This was the one biggest radical changes in the Revolution. It was such a huge change because of the influence it had on the nation and what it stood for which was life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is what gave the Puritans the desire to want Independence. These principles are much like what they wanted, when they came to the new world in the 1600s. The puritans where firm believers of the bible and all that was in the bible was the law that they lived by. They lived their lives devoted to please God. The archbishop, William Laud, took a visit to the churches and discovered that the puritans were no longer going by formal procedure of the Church of England. The Church of England officials did not approve of what the puritans were doing. Puritans wanted to leave so that they could have their freedom of religion; they wanted to practice their own principles. The Puritans were not content with the amount of power the leaders of the Church had over the members in the church, so they decided to separate from the Church of England and move to the new world. This was a sign of independence and a step from British political ideologies, which is one of the first major radical changes we see before the American Revolution. This angered the leaders. They feared this will damage the union of the Church of England. The leaders wanted to prevent that from happening so they decided to persecute those the rebelled against the Church of England.