Question about the rhetoric vs reality in the republic

Questionabout the rhetoric vs reality in the republic

Summary

Beforethe end of American Revolution that occurred between 1576 and 1783,it came to the realization of Americans that the British rule hadcurtailed their liberty, freedom, equality. The basis of thisrevolution was built upon the attainment of broader experience ofthese ideals that was perceived to be important cornerstones to builda new society. After the era of revolution the boundaries of freedomwas expanded further to free white men where they were given theright to own property in certain states. The whites received greaterprivileges of freedom compared to women, Native Americans and AfricanAmerican (slaves).

Afterthe revolution women were still undermined and enjoy little freedomif any. There was no provision in the constitution that granted womenessential qualifications for political participation, right tocontrol one’s own person, right to vote and ownership of property. This extreme limitation of freedom to women was inclined to theassumption of natural incapacity because women were largely perceivedto be naturally irrational submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenship (George 2013).

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013). Women rights in the New United States weregoverned by state law in place of federal law in the early republic(1776-1830) the freedom of women was much dependent upon the placethey lived and the prevailing social circumstances in that specificarea of the country (Flaherty 2014). The legal status of women inevery state depended on marital status. After independence, somestates denied women the right to vote though they had been votingduring the colonial era.

NativeAmericans and blacks were excluded from the mainstream of fullfreedom their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. Thesocial freedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separatedfrom their home communities within Africa (Flaherty, 2014).Having nofamilies and their relatives they forge new relationships withcomplete new strangers. During this period slaves were denied theright to vote and were not allowed to own any property

Howequality, liberty and freedom changed after the American Revolution

Thefounding fathers of America, those who championed the struggle forindependence during the American Revolution between 1576 and 1783i,made it possible for a broader meaning of freedom, liberty, democracyand equality as the nation grew (George 2013). At the time, theideas regarding freedom emerged since the British Colonial rulerestricted rights to freedom and equality to only chosen few subjectswhile the rest of the colonists were alienated. Therefore, thecolonists took almost two centuries in struggle for independence totransform this society into a nation that proclaimed itself as anasylum for liberty for all mankind (Flaherty 2014).

Asa basis to have a broader grasp, it must be understood that AmericanRevolution was fought in the name of liberty (Flaherty 2014). Libertyboth in word and idea was everywhere such that liberty poles, libertytrees, oration on the beauties of liberty, hundreds of pamphletsengraved with a chariot of Liberty and sons and daughters of libertywere used in the fight to attain liberty from colonial masters by theAmericans (Flaherty 2014). During this period, the Americans wentahead to conduct mock funerals of liberty where a coffin beingcarried to a cemetery saw the occupant miraculously revived at thelast moment (Flaherty 2014). Based on several series of eventsundertaken by Americans indicated that strive for liberty impliedsocial, economic and political liberation from the British rule(Flaherty 2014).

Itmust be understood also that until the 1760s, most of the colonistsin American found themselves as the subjects of the British rule at instances when they disagreed with an imperial policy, wroteoppositional pamphlets, incited crowd activity and sentpetition(George 2013).

Theoppressive British policies were interpreted by the colonist to be anovel agenda to destroy liberty in America and target to set slaveryregime in their colonies. Following this revelation, Thomas Paineclarified the new understanding of liberty when he said &quotO! Yethat love mankind … stand forth! Every spot of the old world isoverrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as astranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! Receivethe fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.&quotiiAccording to Paine, having new independent United States meantcreating an empire of liberty that is intended to offer an asylum formankind. That is, Americans have power to develop somethingdifferent, unique and build upon liberty.

Afterthe Revolution boundaries of freedom were significantly enlargedparticularly to free white men, who were exclusively endowed to ownproperty in certain states. But on the other hand, freedom were notentitled to all people for instance, all African-American slaves, some freed African Americans in certain states and majority ofwomen(George 2013). After independence, free women were consideredthe citizens of the new nation, they were allowed to be naturalizedwhen they immigrated and what is more was the fact that they werecounted fully when determining the representation in Congress.However, despite this rhetoric the social reality and in the law,women had no provisions for essential qualifications for politicalparticipation, right to control one’s own person, right to vote andownership of property (George 2013). It followed therefore that thelack of full freedom for women and blacks rested on the assumption ofnatural incapacity because women were largely perceived to benaturally irrational and submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenshipiii.

Freedomby different groups

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013).

Womenrights in the New United States were governed by state law in placeof federal law in the early republic (1776-1830), the freedom ofwomen was much dependent upon the place they lived and the prevailingsocial circumstances in that specific area of the country (George2013). The legal status of women in every state depended on maritalstatus. After independence, some states denied women the right tovote though they had been voting during the colonial era, forinstance during 1777 in New York women lost the right to cast theirballot.

Forthe case of Native Americans as well as Africansiv,their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. That is one’skinship guaranteed an individual the rights and the necessaryprotection to be able to live in freedom. In the event they weretaken by the enemies or when separated from one’s kin meant such anindividual was in great danger. African and the natives Americanswere adopted to the other societies and in effect were treated moreor less as equals but the majority was taken as slaves where they hadlittle influence over their destiny (George 2013). The socialfreedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separated fromtheir home communities within Africa (George 2013).Having no familiesand their relatives they forge new relationships with complete newstrangers. During this period slaves were denied the right to voteand were not allowed to own any property. On the other hand,Europeans particularly the French, Spanish, and the Dutch possessedthe greatest freedoms in the independent America (George 2013). Tofight for more rights several movements were formed such as womenorganizations and the church to champion the rights of this minoritygroups (George 2013).

References

Flaherty,M. (2014). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. Journal Of American History, 101(1),246-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jau229

George,N. (2013). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. American Nineteenth Century History,14(3), 357-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2013.849539

Endnotes

i Refers to the period during which the American Revolution took place

ii The words of Thomas Paine who published Common Sense in January 1776 to explain the new idea of liberty

iii It refers to the people of a country who are legally registered residence and participate in important events such as elections

iv Native Americans are the original inhabitants of America before entry of emigrants from different part of the world. African Americans are the backs who were taken as slaves from Africa.

Questionabout the rhetoric vs reality in the republic

Summary

Beforethe end of American Revolution that occurred between 1576 and 1783,it came to the realization of Americans that the British rule hadcurtailed their liberty, freedom, equality. The basis of thisrevolution was built upon the attainment of broader experience ofthese ideals that was perceived to be important cornerstones to builda new society. After the era of revolution the boundaries of freedomwas expanded further to free white men where they were given theright to own property in certain states. The whites received greaterprivileges of freedom compared to women, Native Americans and AfricanAmerican (slaves).

Afterthe revolution women were still undermined and enjoy little freedomif any. There was no provision in the constitution that granted womenessential qualifications for political participation, right tocontrol one’s own person, right to vote and ownership of property. This extreme limitation of freedom to women was inclined to theassumption of natural incapacity because women were largely perceivedto be naturally irrational submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenship (George 2013).

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013). Women rights in the New United States weregoverned by state law in place of federal law in the early republic(1776-1830) the freedom of women was much dependent upon the placethey lived and the prevailing social circumstances in that specificarea of the country (Flaherty 2014). The legal status of women inevery state depended on marital status. After independence, somestates denied women the right to vote though they had been votingduring the colonial era.

NativeAmericans and blacks were excluded from the mainstream of fullfreedom their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. Thesocial freedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separatedfrom their home communities within Africa (Flaherty, 2014).Having nofamilies and their relatives they forge new relationships withcomplete new strangers. During this period slaves were denied theright to vote and were not allowed to own any property

Howequality, liberty and freedom changed after the American Revolution

Thefounding fathers of America, those who championed the struggle forindependence during the American Revolution between 1576 and 1783i,made it possible for a broader meaning of freedom, liberty, democracyand equality as the nation grew (George 2013). At the time, theideas regarding freedom emerged since the British Colonial rulerestricted rights to freedom and equality to only chosen few subjectswhile the rest of the colonists were alienated. Therefore, thecolonists took almost two centuries in struggle for independence totransform this society into a nation that proclaimed itself as anasylum for liberty for all mankind (Flaherty 2014).

Asa basis to have a broader grasp, it must be understood that AmericanRevolution was fought in the name of liberty (Flaherty 2014). Libertyboth in word and idea was everywhere such that liberty poles, libertytrees, oration on the beauties of liberty, hundreds of pamphletsengraved with a chariot of Liberty and sons and daughters of libertywere used in the fight to attain liberty from colonial masters by theAmericans (Flaherty 2014). During this period, the Americans wentahead to conduct mock funerals of liberty where a coffin beingcarried to a cemetery saw the occupant miraculously revived at thelast moment (Flaherty 2014). Based on several series of eventsundertaken by Americans indicated that strive for liberty impliedsocial, economic and political liberation from the British rule(Flaherty 2014).

Itmust be understood also that until the 1760s, most of the colonistsin American found themselves as the subjects of the British rule at instances when they disagreed with an imperial policy, wroteoppositional pamphlets, incited crowd activity and sentpetition(George 2013).

Theoppressive British policies were interpreted by the colonist to be anovel agenda to destroy liberty in America and target to set slaveryregime in their colonies. Following this revelation, Thomas Paineclarified the new understanding of liberty when he said &quotO! Yethat love mankind … stand forth! Every spot of the old world isoverrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as astranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! Receivethe fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.&quotiiAccording to Paine, having new independent United States meantcreating an empire of liberty that is intended to offer an asylum formankind. That is, Americans have power to develop somethingdifferent, unique and build upon liberty.

Afterthe Revolution boundaries of freedom were significantly enlargedparticularly to free white men, who were exclusively endowed to ownproperty in certain states. But on the other hand, freedom were notentitled to all people for instance, all African-American slaves, some freed African Americans in certain states and majority ofwomen(George 2013). After independence, free women were consideredthe citizens of the new nation, they were allowed to be naturalizedwhen they immigrated and what is more was the fact that they werecounted fully when determining the representation in Congress.However, despite this rhetoric the social reality and in the law,women had no provisions for essential qualifications for politicalparticipation, right to control one’s own person, right to vote andownership of property (George 2013). It followed therefore that thelack of full freedom for women and blacks rested on the assumption ofnatural incapacity because women were largely perceived to benaturally irrational and submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenshipiii.

Freedomby different groups

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013).

Womenrights in the New United States were governed by state law in placeof federal law in the early republic (1776-1830), the freedom ofwomen was much dependent upon the place they lived and the prevailingsocial circumstances in that specific area of the country (George2013). The legal status of women in every state depended on maritalstatus. After independence, some states denied women the right tovote though they had been voting during the colonial era, forinstance during 1777 in New York women lost the right to cast theirballot.

Forthe case of Native Americans as well as Africansiv,their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. That is one’skinship guaranteed an individual the rights and the necessaryprotection to be able to live in freedom. In the event they weretaken by the enemies or when separated from one’s kin meant such anindividual was in great danger. African and the natives Americanswere adopted to the other societies and in effect were treated moreor less as equals but the majority was taken as slaves where they hadlittle influence over their destiny (George 2013). The socialfreedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separated fromtheir home communities within Africa (George 2013).Having no familiesand their relatives they forge new relationships with complete newstrangers. During this period slaves were denied the right to voteand were not allowed to own any property. On the other hand,Europeans particularly the French, Spanish, and the Dutch possessedthe greatest freedoms in the independent America (George 2013). Tofight for more rights several movements were formed such as womenorganizations and the church to champion the rights of this minoritygroups (George 2013).

References

Flaherty,M. (2014). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. Journal Of American History, 101(1),246-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jau229

George,N. (2013). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. American Nineteenth Century History,14(3), 357-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2013.849539

Endnotes

i Refers to the period during which the American Revolution took place

ii The words of Thomas Paine who published Common Sense in January 1776 to explain the new idea of liberty

iii It refers to the people of a country who are legally registered residence and participate in important events such as elections

iv Native Americans are the original inhabitants of America before entry of emigrants from different part of the world. African Americans are the backs who were taken as slaves from Africa.

Questionabout the rhetoric vs reality in the republic

Summary

Beforethe end of American Revolution that occurred between 1576 and 1783,it came to the realization of Americans that the British rule hadcurtailed their liberty, freedom, equality. The basis of thisrevolution was built upon the attainment of broader experience ofthese ideals that was perceived to be important cornerstones to builda new society. After the era of revolution the boundaries of freedomwas expanded further to free white men where they were given theright to own property in certain states. The whites received greaterprivileges of freedom compared to women, Native Americans and AfricanAmerican (slaves).

Afterthe revolution women were still undermined and enjoy little freedomif any. There was no provision in the constitution that granted womenessential qualifications for political participation, right tocontrol one’s own person, right to vote and ownership of property. This extreme limitation of freedom to women was inclined to theassumption of natural incapacity because women were largely perceivedto be naturally irrational submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenship (George 2013).

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013). Women rights in the New United States weregoverned by state law in place of federal law in the early republic(1776-1830) the freedom of women was much dependent upon the placethey lived and the prevailing social circumstances in that specificarea of the country (Flaherty 2014). The legal status of women inevery state depended on marital status. After independence, somestates denied women the right to vote though they had been votingduring the colonial era.

NativeAmericans and blacks were excluded from the mainstream of fullfreedom their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. Thesocial freedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separatedfrom their home communities within Africa (Flaherty, 2014).Having nofamilies and their relatives they forge new relationships withcomplete new strangers. During this period slaves were denied theright to vote and were not allowed to own any property

Howequality, liberty and freedom changed after the American Revolution

Thefounding fathers of America, those who championed the struggle forindependence during the American Revolution between 1576 and 1783i,made it possible for a broader meaning of freedom, liberty, democracyand equality as the nation grew (George 2013). At the time, theideas regarding freedom emerged since the British Colonial rulerestricted rights to freedom and equality to only chosen few subjectswhile the rest of the colonists were alienated. Therefore, thecolonists took almost two centuries in struggle for independence totransform this society into a nation that proclaimed itself as anasylum for liberty for all mankind (Flaherty 2014).

Asa basis to have a broader grasp, it must be understood that AmericanRevolution was fought in the name of liberty (Flaherty 2014). Libertyboth in word and idea was everywhere such that liberty poles, libertytrees, oration on the beauties of liberty, hundreds of pamphletsengraved with a chariot of Liberty and sons and daughters of libertywere used in the fight to attain liberty from colonial masters by theAmericans (Flaherty 2014). During this period, the Americans wentahead to conduct mock funerals of liberty where a coffin beingcarried to a cemetery saw the occupant miraculously revived at thelast moment (Flaherty 2014). Based on several series of eventsundertaken by Americans indicated that strive for liberty impliedsocial, economic and political liberation from the British rule(Flaherty 2014).

Itmust be understood also that until the 1760s, most of the colonistsin American found themselves as the subjects of the British rule at instances when they disagreed with an imperial policy, wroteoppositional pamphlets, incited crowd activity and sentpetition(George 2013).

Theoppressive British policies were interpreted by the colonist to be anovel agenda to destroy liberty in America and target to set slaveryregime in their colonies. Following this revelation, Thomas Paineclarified the new understanding of liberty when he said &quotO! Yethat love mankind … stand forth! Every spot of the old world isoverrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her as astranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! Receivethe fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.&quotiiAccording to Paine, having new independent United States meantcreating an empire of liberty that is intended to offer an asylum formankind. That is, Americans have power to develop somethingdifferent, unique and build upon liberty.

Afterthe Revolution boundaries of freedom were significantly enlargedparticularly to free white men, who were exclusively endowed to ownproperty in certain states. But on the other hand, freedom were notentitled to all people for instance, all African-American slaves, some freed African Americans in certain states and majority ofwomen(George 2013). After independence, free women were consideredthe citizens of the new nation, they were allowed to be naturalizedwhen they immigrated and what is more was the fact that they werecounted fully when determining the representation in Congress.However, despite this rhetoric the social reality and in the law,women had no provisions for essential qualifications for politicalparticipation, right to control one’s own person, right to vote andownership of property (George 2013). It followed therefore that thelack of full freedom for women and blacks rested on the assumption ofnatural incapacity because women were largely perceived to benaturally irrational and submissive creatures and were unfit forcitizenshipiii.

Freedomby different groups

Therewere varying levels of freedom exhibited by the different inhabitantsof America after independence. As such the ability to enjoy freedomwas tied to a mixture of ethnic and religious affiliations with whichfew inhabitants were privileged over others. The effect was that someenjoyed more freedom and considerable dispossession and slavery forothers (George 2013).

Womenrights in the New United States were governed by state law in placeof federal law in the early republic (1776-1830), the freedom ofwomen was much dependent upon the place they lived and the prevailingsocial circumstances in that specific area of the country (George2013). The legal status of women in every state depended on maritalstatus. After independence, some states denied women the right tovote though they had been voting during the colonial era, forinstance during 1777 in New York women lost the right to cast theirballot.

Forthe case of Native Americans as well as Africansiv,their liberty was linked with one’s family ties. That is one’skinship guaranteed an individual the rights and the necessaryprotection to be able to live in freedom. In the event they weretaken by the enemies or when separated from one’s kin meant such anindividual was in great danger. African and the natives Americanswere adopted to the other societies and in effect were treated moreor less as equals but the majority was taken as slaves where they hadlittle influence over their destiny (George 2013). The socialfreedom for Africans were minimal, because they were separated fromtheir home communities within Africa (George 2013).Having no familiesand their relatives they forge new relationships with complete newstrangers. During this period slaves were denied the right to voteand were not allowed to own any property. On the other hand,Europeans particularly the French, Spanish, and the Dutch possessedthe greatest freedoms in the independent America (George 2013). Tofight for more rights several movements were formed such as womenorganizations and the church to champion the rights of this minoritygroups (George 2013).

References

Flaherty,M. (2014). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. Journal Of American History, 101(1),246-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jau229

George,N. (2013). For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of theDeclaration of Independence. American Nineteenth Century History,14(3), 357-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14664658.2013.849539

Endnotes

i Refers to the period during which the American Revolution took place

ii The words of Thomas Paine who published Common Sense in January 1776 to explain the new idea of liberty

iii It refers to the people of a country who are legally registered residence and participate in important events such as elections

iv Native Americans are the original inhabitants of America before entry of emigrants from different part of the world. African Americans are the backs who were taken as slaves from Africa.