3.9 Points to Remember
The American War of Independence brought about
a unity of the English colonies in America and helped to create
a sense of shared nationality.
13 separate entities in 1775, these colonies learnt
much about unity and joint action between the year 1763 to 1783.
Educated people in America during the war, looked
into history for examples of Republican virtues: like honesty, simplicity
and patriotism seen in the ancient city republics of Rome. Thus
most Americans then naturally believed that such values would have
a rebirth in the young nation where people free and hard working.
The ideas of simplicity of the ancient republics influenced great
leader like Jefferson in the early year of the U.S.
It was only later, that Americans focused attention
towards building a modern industrial nation.