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Posterity chose to view the American Revolution in a different light than many revolutionaries experienced it for history is often mutable at the founding of a country As revolutionary ideals blossomed certain people were rejected from the pages of history Many of them fought and bled for America one penned a history of his colony but none were given historical shares of American independence They were rejected from posteritys heroic romantic play of the American Revolution because their historical truths could not be cast They created another play altogether The Continental Army was essential to the American Republics literal translation into fact In Charles Roysters A Revolutionary People at War he finds a discrepancy between the ideals espoused during the revolution and revolutionary soldiers experiences viii While the revolutions ideals of achievement were rigorous even absolute they did not mesh with experience ix Many average people traded with the enemy just to line their personal pockets 56 From the very beginning many Americans justifiably looked out for their own self-interest they wanted to prevent the future Continental Army from encroaching upon their newfound freedom 75 This was symptomatic of the many military dictatorships often formed out of rebellionthe public wanted to nip it in the bud At the same time a Rage Militaire as the French call a passion for arms took rampant possession of the newly forming Continental Army 25 These soldiers fresh with united religious determinism were wet-behind-the-ears with belief 29 The caution of the public combined with summer soldiers and sunshine patriots allowed fresh enthusiasm to spread throughout the Continentals ranks Yet as the possibility of a quick skirmish faded so too did much of these Continentals naivet Ideals soon would not match with dirty filthy experienceFrom Valley Forge onward there was a split between the soldiers and the larger public Even as the public or civilians contributed little they believed their contributions not to be necessary 193 The soldiers banding
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