Shaping the Colonies Essay

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Shaping the Colonies




The English Division that ultimately ended up shaping the colonies would have to be the
lower class in my opinion. Nobility from England did enter into the New World, however
they were mostly appointed as governors and other high political figures, and while these
politicians did have a big impact on American society, the American Revolution changed all
of this. It was the middle class of American society that shouted out for revolution, and
this American middle class were of a lower class in England before they came to the New
World. These people came to America because they were either banished, criminals, avoiding
persecution, or simply seeking a better life. Ultimately, the upper class of American
society were loyalists of England and were persecuted by the middle and lower class
Americans during the American Revolution. Most of these upper class Americans were either
forced to convert to the revolutionist ways or return to England, otherwise they would be
heavily tormented and possibly killed. For these reasons I believe it was the lower class
of England that came to the American colonies and most greatly influenced their society.




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