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Influence of the American Revolution today
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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:39:58 PM
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Hello,

I was discussing with a few friends whether and how the American Revolution still has an influence on how the US today is governed. I was wondering if you think that without the revolution there would not be a two-party system? I would also like to know any other opinions, if you have them, of course!

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The American Revolutionary war is actually not the main reason for our contemporary two-party system. The idea of democrats and republican factions is actually from the late-1700s and 1800s. While Jefferson and Adams, among others, were figures in the making of the two-party system, much of that system was created in response to events decades after the American Revolution. (for instance, the Word 'democrat' was originally a slang-insult in the mid-1800s that meant 'preferring mob rule. That term was created in response to the French Revolution and the political upheaval that brought back favor for a 'traditional' system of government.)

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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