Over the course of American history there has not been just one American Revolution, but rather many American revolutions. From women's suffrage to the civil rights movement America has been forever changed.
Dissent is what happens when a group, usually minorities, realize that they are being treated unfairly and band together to fight injustice. America has been shaped by this tradition.
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"Dissent: The History of an American Idea" by Ralph Young links together social changes throughout American history and finds most were born out of dissent among minorities.