Explain what John Adam meant when he said that the American Revolution "was in the minds of the people, and this was affected from 1760 to 1775

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Explain what John Adam meant when he said that the American Revolution “was in the minds of the people, and this was affected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.” What specific groups of people were inclined to support the Revolution before its actual onset in April 1775? Why were these groups inclined to support the Revolution even before the first shots were fired at Lexington?

Answer:

John Adams was referring to how the real revolution, in his opinion, was the one in the mind of the colonists which turned them against the British and what they were doing in the colonies. People negatively influenced by British taxes, idealists, thinkers, and frontiersmen would be likely to support the revolution, even before Lexington, because they were either ideologically opposed to the British Empire’s actions in the colonies and/or somehow lost out in terms of money, property, and/or opportunity because of the Empire’s policies and actions.