Right-wing/Whig interpretation

Hugh Brogan

‘It was the crowning act of the American Revolution’

‘The problems of trade could never be solved…till Articles re-drafted…national government needed a thorough overhaul’

Gordon Wood

‘In fact, it was one of the greatest revolutions in the world has known.’

‘In various ways, the Revolution worked to weaken slavery.’

Saved Congress from the states and the states from themselves.

i.e. The Constitution fixed the problems that were prevalent under the Articles of Confederation

‘All sovereignty rested with the people’

Bernard Bailyn

‘Apotheosis of the revolution… its ideological fulfilment.’

George Bancroft

‘Liberty’s greatest protection’

i.e. Through the Bill of Rights which gave all Americans fundamental rights as citizens