American Revolution Dbq

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Jake Adams Professor Stickel History 201 January 23 2016 The American Revolution The Revolutionary War was a battle for independence from the Crown of Great Britain that begun in 1775. The war was fought between the thirteen colonies and the empire of King George III. Disputes between the crown and the colonies began in 1763, shortly after the Seven Years War. Great Britain found itself greatly in debt after turned to the colonies for funding. Although a push for independence was inevitable, there were many key factors that expedited hostilities between the two nations. The first of these reasons where the many taxes and acts passed on the colonies while British troops still occupied American land after the French Indian War. …show more content…

With the colonies beginning to establish themselves, the desire to expand was inevitable. This act prohibited expansion past the Appalachian Mountains and limited the colonies to seaboard states where the could continue to focus on transatlantic trade. To the colonist, this was Great Britain's way of entrenching them under British rule. In this quote from Benjamin Franklin's letter The Interest of Great Britain Considered the reader can see how Franklin speaks of British forts and encampments, saying they don’t protect from indians and only hinder the colonies “But the remarker thinks we shall be sufficiently secure in America, if we “raise English forts at such passes as may at once make us respectable to the French and to the Indian nations... In short, long experience has taught our planters, that they cannot rely upon forts as a security against Indians”(Franklin 2). Colonist began to resent the British presence in the …show more content…

This is often seen as the final measure for the colonist and a rebellion begins to mount. General Thomas Gage, who was occupying Boston at the time, meant to march into Concord and suppress a rebel group known as The Minutemen. However, the British battalion was spotted during their march which allowed Paul Revere, William Dawes and Doctor Samuel Prescott of the Minutemen to warn Lexington and Concord to prepare for war. A small group of colonist intercepted the British forces in Lexington and stood their ground. This was the first battle of the American Revolutionary war and allowed for the larger colonial forces in Concord to assemble and begin the

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