The American Revolution-Genesis and Meaning

Wendel, Thomas
July 1976
National Review;7/23/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p777
The article reflects on the beginning and meaning of the U.S. revolution in the context of its bicentennial anniversary. It analyzes the factors which contributed to the resistance against British imperialism. It presents a background of the first years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the 1630s. It explores the defiance demonstrated by the Puritans of Old England against British imperialism. It also discloses the frustration of the colonists with the way Great Britain compensated their contributions to the capture of the French fort called Fort Louisbourg at Cape Breton Island.


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