American Revolution Research Paper

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American Revolution

Suppose the British had not taxed the colonies to raise money to pay for the wars. Would there still have been an American Revolution? Taxes were not the only problem between the colonists and Britain. The colonists were used to governing themselves. The 13 colonies were too far away and would have become too large for England to control. It was inevitable for the 13 British colonies to become independent because there were other problems besides taxes, the colonists were used to running their own type of government, and the colonies were too far away.

Taxes were not the only problem between the colonist and Britain.Taxes were not the only things the colonist were mad about. They had been paying taxes since the 1600’s. The taxes were lower than those in Britain (Norquist). Taxes were not a surprise to the colonists. The colonist had different kinds of taxes; poll taxes on men over 18, excise taxes, and property taxes (Norquist). Taxes were not new to them. The Currency Act of 1764 made it illegal for the colonist to keep making their own money. It cause financial problems, And Benjamin Franklin believed the frustration was a reason for war (George). Taxes were not the big problem The Currency Act was. Taxes were not the only problem. Another problem was the …show more content…

The colonists made their own money, new laws, and new businesses without Britain’s permission (George). This showed the colonist made their own laws.In addition, when some of the first colonists arrived to massachusetts colony in 1620, they made their own laws and rules for behavior some colonies have been making their own laws for about 150 years. furthermore , most colonies had a governor appointed by the king and a house of representatives elected by the people this shows there are leaders who know how to govern. Although the colonist were used to governing themselves, a bigger issue is that Britain and the colonies were far

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