Journal on Firearms and Public Policy, Vol. 17, p. 167, 2005
18 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2007
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
JEL Classification: K42, N41
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kopel, David B., The Religious Roots of the American Revolution and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Journal on Firearms and Public Policy, Vol. 17, p. 167, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1022121