The paper must be 800-1200 words.
This essay asks you think to about slavery, ideology and politics in the Age of the American Revolution.
In 1775, as colonists discussed notions of liberty and individual rights, more than a half-million African-Americans, most of them enslaved, were living in the 13 colonies.
In 1774 Abigail Adams wrote, â€œit always appeared a most iniquitious scheme to me to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have.â€
â€œWe the People,â€ a phrase often used to summarize the American Revolution, suggests that the diverse peoples on the continent all shared the same ideology and goals when it came to the Revolution.
To what extent did different African-Americans and colonists share a common vision of the Revolution?
How were their ideals and objectives for freedom and independence in conflict with one another?
To what extent did the Revolution fulfill their different ideals and objectives? How did it fall short?
At its core, you need to make an argument that compares the language and ideology of the American Revolution with the lived reality for African-Americans. No WIKI and OUTside source