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The Religious Roots of the American Revolution and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Journal of Firearms and Public Policy (2005)
  • David B Kopel
Abstract

This article examines the religious background of the American Revolution. The article details how the particular religious beliefs of the American colonists developed so that the American people eventually came to believe that overthrowing King George and Parliament was a sacred obligation. The religious attitudes which impelled the Americans to armed revolution are an essential component of the American ideology of the right to keep and bear arms.

Keywords
  • American Revolution,
  • religion,
  • right to keep and bear arms,
  • Puritans,
  • Congregationalists,
  • Presbyterians
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
David B Kopel. "The Religious Roots of the American Revolution and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms" Journal of Firearms and Public Policy Vol. 17 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_kopel/27/