Violence In The Revolution

One of the more important facets of a revolution is violence. In this respect the American Revolution truly fits the description of a real Revolution. The most serious effect "of the colonies was the number and the force of the influences which were impelling large classes to violence..., ...accustoming them to an unrestrained exercise of power and breaking down among them salutary respect for authority" (Lecky, 283). While some scholars, especially English historians, may see this as an evil outcome of the Revolution, the violence and its consequences were an important part of the Revolutionary experience. It is from this violent uproar that the United States of America was born.