Hence, overall, taking up this course has shifted my perspectives on the American Revolution significantly. As an idea, the American Republic may have functioned as a moment of radical rebirth, by re-imagining itself as a self-creating and self-constituting people. But I now understand that there are ethical and legal questions that haunted early British Americans, who no longer saw themselves as settler colonists originally from somewhere else but as the rightful inheritors of a continent that was already theirs by nature. To me, it is unfortunate that this misleading self-perception continues to thrive even today, leading to unprecedented American militarism and hegemony across the world. Furthermore, the idea of the American Republic closely being associated with imperialist tendencies (ever since the days of the revolution) leaves me sympathetic toward people around the world who are subject to political, economic and military intervention by the USA.