Was the Somerset Decision in 1772 in England the real underlying cause of the American Revolutionary war?
He said the real reason for the revolutionary war was not for freedom but on the contrary for preserving slavery.
He said one of the first articles in the US Constitution was to protect slavery.
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It's not so much that it was a primary factor in driving the Revolution as an enabling one. The critical thing to remember about the revolution however, is that a partial rebellion that only involved several colonies was a non-starter. New England would not have rebelled in full without support from the mid atlantic and southern states. The Somerset v ...