The Effects of the Revolutionary War | American History Review
This video looks at some of the effects and outcomes of the Revolutionary War. The colonists, having won their freedom from Britain, were no longer bound by the Proclamation of 1763, or the Quebec Act, and therefore were free to move west of the Appalachian Mountains. British loyalists lost their land as a result of Britain losing the war. The more outspoken they were in their support of Britain during the Revolutionary War; the more likely they were to lose their land. Many of the states moved to separate church and state and allow greater religious tolerance. Criminal codes were altered from British laws so that the punishment would fit the crime and reflect more closely the ideals that they had fought to secure during the Revolutionary War. Slavery was also brought up to be considered after the conclusion of the war. As a result, Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery.