Changes In Society From American Revolution To Mod Essay

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Changes In Society From American Revolution To Modern Times

Changes in society from the American Revolution to modern times have been caused by both
public opinion and law.Public opinion changed law as such as in the first reading about
the Salem Witchcraft trials. After the trial new laws were made regarding how spectral
evidence would not be admitted as evidence towards the conviction of a witch, since it is
heresay. Also, states never again executed people for being convicted of witchcraft. Since
Americans did not desire to be part of the Great Britain empire anymore, they gained their
independence and established similar, yet different laws and a constitution. In the second
reading, people supported the case of Quok Walker in his suing for freedom, which gave him
his freedom through the ruling of the court. Public opinion does have an effect on law,
but law also has an effect on the public's opinion. Laws made people change their opinion
about issues such as witchcraft. Since there were laws against being a witch, the people
thought that witches were therefore bad and used the laws to their advantage to point
fingers at those of whom they were jealous, or wanted vengeance upon. As another example,
contributed to the case of Quok Walker resulted in polarization of the people about the
issue of slavery. Although American society has evolved considerably over the past few
centuries, there are still refinements needed. Our current congress, I believe, takes too
long to make simple decisions. When they do, they make too general statements about it, as
so to satisfy people because the people wanted a law about something, so the congress gave
them one (not necessarily making any real change.) There is a problem in society today
regarding the relationship of the family. It used to be that a couple would get married
and have a few kids and live somewhat happily ever after. In modern times, couples get
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