This PowerPoint attempts to explain the argument made by Gordon Wood in his book "The Radicalism of the American Revolution." It begins by asking the question "Should the conflict between Britain and the colonies be called the American "Revolution" or should it be the "War for Independence?" It then touches on the argument put forth by the historian Charles Beard that the "Revolution" was not all that revolutionary. It then delves into to Wood's Thesis. The Revolution was revolutionary, both in the short term, and certainly in the long term. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class.