Essay On The Causes Of The American Revolution

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Causes of The American Revolution

The first successful English settlement in North America was established at Jamestown in 1607. In the following years, British settlements in North America had grown into thirteen colonies. The colonies were mainly administrated via London; however, the British were occupied by their own problems, such as ongoing French and Indian wars. Therefore, they granted a large amount freedom to the colonies. The colonist who had been dealing with lot of their own affairs developed certain feeling of independence. However, that feeling was shattered after the French and Indian wars the British raised taxes in American colonies. The revenue was raised by implementation of various Acts to pay off the war debts and to finance British troops in the colonies. With the introduction of these acts, such as Sugar Act or the Stamp Act, started the unrest in the colonies in form of gatherings and organizations which eventually led to the American Revolution. With a specific end goal to contend my case, I will first discuss Sugar and Stamp Acts and the resistance created as response to the British taxation. Then I will talk about the Tea Act and Boston Tea Party, and to wrap things up I will explain Intolerable
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Firstly, because the British implementation of the Acts raising revenue in the colonies to pay off the war debt. Secondly, because Britain’s absence in colonial America during the war years made colonies perceive themselves as independent. Thus, they didn’t like not having a say when it came to their own taxes and demanded their own Parliamentary recognition. Moreover, it seems pertinent to remember that true revolution was the change of the colonists’ attitude. In other words, colonists started making claims based on abstract ideas about freedom and natural rights instead of seeing themselves fighting for their rights as the English
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