What were some non violent aspects of the American revolution

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In 1764 the King and Parliament started trying to exercise power over the colonies for which there was no practical precedent and which many colonists believed threatened their economic futures. This produced largely nonviolent resistance that escalated to war. The war was accompanied by relatively minor democratic gains that seem to have been accomplished through nonviolent negotiations among colonists as they organized themselves to resist the British military. If this is accurate, it makes the American Revolution more like the “Velvet Revolution” in Eastern Europe in 1989 than the French, Russian, and other violent revolutions whose accomplishments are more controversial today.

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