After the American Revolution, Americans, who had just broken free from the British, completely changed their politics, economy and society. The Founders decided to change how they wanted to run their society, even though, in the end, they went back to a more powerful federal government like Britain.
The national pride Americans showed during the American Revolution was their greatest ally against the superior military powers of Great Britain. This paper surveys the American Revolution from “The Shot Heard Round the World” to the forming of a national government. After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament echoed for a show of their strength.