As stated several historians, the American revolution started more than six months before Lexington and Concord. This statement is true, according to evidences and examples in the article. Described by the Narrator “By early October 1774, more than half a year before a ‘shot heard around the world’ at Lexington, Massachusetts patriots had seized all political and military authority outside Boston”. This is a fine example of the pre-American revolution, which started roughly more than six months. The colonists began to riot inside and outsite of Boston.
Settlers in the Western parts of the Unites States during the eighteenth century, sometimes looked to violent protest to express their grievances of political, economic, and social issues. The March of the Paxon Boys, Regulator Movement, Shay’s Rebellion, and The Whiskey Rebellion were all examples of settlers expressing their grievances. The Paxton Boys were frontiersmen of Scots-Irish origin from along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. They formed a group to retaliate in 1763 against local American Indians in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion. However, this group of men were racial and had political unrest during this time.
When one looks at all the revolutions the earth there are many differences. Evry revolution is different but every revolution have one thing in common, one group of people is being oppressed by another. For this essay we are supposed to compare two different revolutions to the American Revolution. The two others I chose are the Cuban revolution and the Haitian revolution. To begin, I will look at a little back ground of each revolution and then the main cause.
In my opinion the one event that had the most significant role in the American Revolution was when the British made the Coercive/ Intolerable Acts. When the British made these acts, they cut off ports and a colony, and made a number of acts to punish the colonies. These acts made the colonist start an uprising against the British. These uprises lead to the colonist going against the British and starting the American Revolution.
When the Revolutionary War occurred, that was when America started to try and break away from Britain. With that happening, more action started to escalate - war after war along with acts being put into place, such as the Boston Massacre, Shot heard around the world, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts. The American colonists were justified in waging and breaking away from the British because it was war after war that the colonists weren’t recovering from past wars because so many of their soldiers were dying or wounded. For example, after the Boston Massacre the colonists wanted nothing to do with the British.
The number of slaves that where imported into the colonies between 1700 and 1800 has allowed the new world to grow in a way that lead to exceptional growth. Some may argue that slavery was completely debauched and unnecessary. On the contrary, slave trade was still a significant stimulus to the development of the colonies. The middle and the New England colonies were smaller, therefore not so dependent on a significant amount of labor. Slavery had played an important role in the development of the colonies.
Many events occurred between The British and the American colonists that led to the American Revolution. The conflicts start after the British defeated the Indians in war and imposed taxes on the colonist to pay for the defense of the new land the British won in war. The British continued to impose laws and taxes on the colonist in the 1700s that were seen by the colonist as unjust. The American Revolution was justified due to the oppression that the British were inflicting on the American Colonies. .
Shay’s Rebellion Many farmers in the newly settled areas of central and eastern Massachusetts suffered from high debt as they tried to establish new farms. Unlike some of the other state legislatures, Massachusetts did not pass pro-debtor laws such as forgiving debt or printing more paper money. Instead, they had local sheriffs seize property and farms and place those farmers that could not afford to pay their debts into prison. This led to the first armed rebellion in the post-Revolutionary United States. The protestors believed that they were protecting the “good of the commonwealth” and opposing the “tyrannical government in the Massachusetts state” (Keene 2013).
During the mid 1700’s in colonial America, the English colonies fought a war against the French and natives, known as the French and Indian war. At the close of this war England was left victorious, adding new acquisitions to its colonial empire. However this war would also lead to cumbersome taxes on the colonies, and other issues between England and the colonies, resulting in the American Revolution. The main cause of the American revolution was England’s mistreatment of the colonies.
The colonists and England had trouble with each others as the colonists developed on their own as time went on. Great Britain and her North American colonies originally conflicted over economic issues rather than political and social controversies and differences. According to document 2, it’s stated that colonists were allowed to have all their rights and did not have to pay taxes passed by the government. This proved that the issue was not originally based on politics as they had all their freedom.
1. • Were the Colonists fighting for: It is important to establish that the colonists were a constituency of varied parties maintaining different interests. The colonial elite created a reconciliation and sustained a basic consensus regarding the general aims and concerns of the colonists. However, when met with friction, the elite’s alliance proved to be rather volatile; consequently, radical colonists emerged with much potency. For this reason it is unclear if there was a distinguished common goal amongst all of the groups within the colonies. I. Liberty – The initial revolt against the crown developed with the emersion of new British taxes on commerce.