The American War: The Causes Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was a war that broke out from 1775-1783 between Great Britain and the 13 colonies, which was under British rule at the time. Overall the conflict between the colonies and Great Britain grew with time and ended up being a ticking time bomb. The 13 colonies were by far the underdogs in this situation and had lost more battles than they had won. The outcome, however, was in their favor and led to the independence of the 13 colonies and gave them the opportunity to become what is known now as the United States of America.
Fighting broke out on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. Leading up to this battle there was much tension and dispute. Giving some background to this issue is that the British had just got out of the French and Indian war, leaving them in a great debt. Therefore, an idea to tax the self ruled colonies of almost 12 years, came about. The first taxes started out somewhat small which was on sugar and trade laws. The colonist were shocked and outraged. In 1773 the British Tea Act was imposed, this act was a tax on tea which made British tea available in the colonies at a low price, after tax, than any other imported tea. The colonist knew this was a scheme to pay the taxes just to give the British Parliament money so therefore it lead to the Boston Tea Party.
The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773, the colonist dressed up as Indians and raided three British ships in the Boston Harbor. Once on board, the colonist dumped all of their
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