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In what ways did the American Revolution qualify and not qualify as a revolution?

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A true revolution can be defined as an event that causes a fundamental change in society.  It brings about a true change in the organization of the society or in its power structure.  Given this definition, it is certainly possible to argue that the American Revolution was no revolution at all.

After the Revolution, the government was dominated by the same class of people (or even the exact same people) who were in government during...

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