On July 4th, 1776, British colonists passed the declaration of independence in their continental congress, 5 years later, on October 17th, 1781, the British government surrendered and the colonists had officially won their freedom from the tyranny of England. This independence was a result of the distressing relationship between the colonists’ and the British government. The events leading up to the declaration tell us just how bad the relationship between the two groups was. Britain enforced many unnecessary acts and proclamations that angered the colonists’. This anger led to the Boston massacre, Boston tea party and then ultimately the fight for independence.
The colonists were already uncontent because of British taxation, and the Boston Massacre would further enrage them. Tension had been high since October 1768 when 4,000 British troops first appeared in Massachusetts to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend acts. Reinforcement troops were sent by the parliament to increase the taxes on the American colonies.
The American Revolution also known as The War of Independence began in 1775 as a battle between Great Britain and the thirteen united colonies. There was at least one war fought in almost every colony in America. Although Georgia and South Carolina were affected the most by the war. There were many key causes of the American Revolution which were taxation, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. The first event that caused the American Revolution was the Seven Years War also known as the French and Indian War.
The American Revolution also commonly referred to as the War of Independence”, emerged during the 1700s following increased tensions, thus between the 13 American colonies patriots and the British Crown and only halted after America became a sovereign nation. This paper provides insights into some of the primary causes behind the American Revolution by analyzing the basis as well as the outlook of a shared political ideology, major complains with regard to British governance and denial of voting rights and the American citizens’ participation in rebellions against British rule. The political ideologies of revolting the British Crown largely came from European enlightenment which stem from somewhat a different American philosophy. One of
After the revolution William James III invaded King James II and because of that they arrested the New England governor. He heard the news and went to fight for him because he was committed to “Legal Structures.” He took over New York governor position. He successfully took over the government but then these so called merchants convinced King William III that he was a traitor to England.
Adams successfully exploited the political and economic unrest in the colonies and raised opposition throughout Massachusetts towards the Stamp Act. Adams used many forms of opposition in the colonies, including creating committees to oppose the attempt of Parliament to establish taxes on the colonies, but his main form of protest was through nonimportation agreements. By creating a list of violators of the nonimportation agreements, Adams encouraged punishments of violators and therefore united the colonies in their effort. It was one of the first protests of taxation without representation in the colonies, and it showed the colonists that rebellion was possible with a strong
Impressment was the act in which the British would cpature and enslave American Sailors, forcing them to serve in the British Navy. Another cause of the War of 1812 was Native American attacks in the West. This caused war with Britain because the Native Americans used Bristiah made weapons which showed a possibility of the British supplying them with weapons and encouraging them to attack westward settlers. Warhawks, congressmen from the north and south who advocated war, were also a cause of the War of 1812.
The Revolution came from them- the middle class. The working classes were incapable of starting or controlling the Revolution. They were just beginning to learn to read.” Although the idea is true considering the low literacy among people in the 18th century, without the support of the working classes, the overthrow of the monarchy cannot be done. Lord Acton suggests that “…the suffering of the people was not greater than they had been before. The ideas of the philosophes were not directly responsible for the outbreak…[but] the spark that changed thought into action was supplied by the Declaration of American Independence.” As supporters of American Independence, Frenchmen are familiar with that “news”.
Many American’s are aware that the American Revolution started, because the British Government was taxing the colonies without giving them proper representation in parliament. However, what many American’s do not understand is that the colonial protestors had many more complaints about the British Government in the mid 1770s. Thomas Paine described the colonists view of the British best when he said, “The British were thieves, literally “highwaymen” who stole American rights and wealth as well.” The years following the Seven Years War brought drastic changes for the colonists as Great Britain started taking more control over the them and with each new tax they continued to fill with rage. The most convincing evidence the colonial protestors
So some of them, they called themselves ‘Sons of Liberty’, were making messes everywhere. The most famous event of those is the Boston Tea Party. After the Boston Tea Party, Britain added the Intolerable Acts that means that deprived the citizens’ power and British soldiers could search citizens’ house. This act infuriated all colonists and makes them together to against the government. The first clash was in Lexington and this clash was the start of the Revolution of Independence.