The American Revolution was significant to the Americans in the following ways: It brought Market-Driven Capitalism with it; it steered democracy; it mobilized the poor into taking action against their situation; it idealized the perceptions of the American people to taking action against the colonial powers; it liberated congress and steered equality of the people. The lives of the Americans were rotating around the same area of inequality and poverty to most of the people. Labor was unprecedented and the blacks were considered the tools to provide the labour that the whites needed in their industries. The revolution of the industrial sector impacted the country as a whole but more specifically it impacted the races. Racism and anti-Semitism were issues that interfered with the rights of the people from expression to freedom of movement.
The British colonies in America resulted from the feudal relationships they were creating with the Americans to Market-driven Capitalism. The colonies did not further harass the natives but with availability of markets being considered a factor the British colonies could utilize, they resulted to business rather than the colonization initial plan. America was a growing economy and there was the availability of labor and the colonial power to provide machinery and construction of infrastructure; it was easy for the American people to embrace the dawn of industrialization. Revolving from colonization into an industrial country, American people changed the way of living their lives. With the sense of motivating people to provide labor, people were trained and once employed they would be rewarded according to their contribution. This impacted the lives of the Native Americans in that they were to lift up the standards of their lives. With the standards of the local American changing to the best, what was once termed as a colonizer-colonized relationship was revolved to industry-market relationship.
Besides the changes in the industrial sector, Americans struggled to make changes in the political arena. With the political arena taken care of and the iron-fist ruling eliminated. Democracy was called for. By democracy, all people were subjected to the same fair laws and regulations. The hate between the whites and the blacks was sidelined by this factor. Blacks would attend the same schools as the whites. Although the factor of wealth distribution still affects some states of U.S, is has subsided to tolerable levels. Within the political arena the same had happened; and with amendments to the constitution anybody who met a certain criteria was legible to contesting for any office he/she wanted. The impact of that revolution in the political field translated directly to the revolution of the systems of governance we are able to see to day. A fact that cannot be ignored is who the changes in the political arena reflected in today’s lives and forms of leadership.
Martin Luther King had a vision that America would have a black president one point down the hierarchy of leadership. The vision of Martin Luther King was based of the kind of revolution on the system of leadership and the transforming perceptions of the people. It is through the understanding that all people deserve fair leadership and treatment that Americans were able to realize the negative impacts of republicanism kind of ruling that believed in solving international conflicts through war. The intelligence of the people has gone up in that all people have the right to access proper learning institution and facilities. Choices are independently made and mostly when intellect is employed in making the choices, right choices are made. Changes in the forms of governance led to the drafting of a fair constitution that gave the American people democracy. They could speak freely, move about freely and make their choices independently.
Inequality and Poverty
For decades, American people have been subjected to several forms of torments regarding their social statuses, educational levels and their races. The most recognized is the issue of racism where presidential hopefuls would be assassinated by their rivals because of their race. The impact of the actions of racism made the perception of the people to become permanent that certain races are not supported contest for the high office. Be it in the government, the industrial sector or the private sector; some races would not be considered eligible enough to take up an office of a high rank while their dominant counterparts were left behind. The gesture affected the victims in several ways. These ways were, financial, emotional and permanent perception that leadership was strictly for certain races. This steered poverty and inequality for some races.
By the revolution of the education systems and creation of interrelationships, the perspective of the people had changed over time thus bringing revolution to the daily lives of the people. The revolutionary nature of the American Revolution in this subject is witnessed in the kind of relationships people are in in the current social setting of the Americans. Poverty has been eliminated in that all people are able to access the same education and with open interviews in the job market; it is only qualifications that would get an individual the job he/she wanted. This criterion changed the social statuses of the poor. Going by race, the blacks and other races in the US were not considered natives and many are times that fact played a negative role on theirdaily lives. The revolution of the educational system has resulted to revolution of the standards of the people and their perceptions to one another. (Wood, 2002)