What Role Did Religion Play In The American Revolution

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Unlike the English Revolution, religion was not one of the major causes of the American Revolution. However religion did play a major role leading up to and all throughout the war. The road to war began with the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1763 (sparknotes). This war was fought between Britain and France over dominance of the colonies. The colonists sided with the British and fought alongside their soldiers, meanwhile the French allied with the Native Americans. In the end Britain won the war and conquered dominance of the North American colonies. As a result Parliament ended the age of Solitary Neglect. During this time of neglect Britain allowed the colonies to live as its own sovereign state. After war, the Navigation Acts were enforced.…show more content…
In 1767 Parliament went on to levy another list of taxes on lead, paints, and tea. To prevent any protests from the colonists the Massachusetts governor requested assistance from the British army (sparknotes). Five colonists died when an angry mob clashed with the army, this is known as the Boston Massacre (sparknotes). The Boston Tea Party was a famous moment during the road to Revolution. On December 16th, 1773 sixty men dressed as Native Americans dumped an entire shipment on tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the laws and taxes imposed on the colonies. As a result Parliament implicated the Intolerable Acts, which stripped Massachusetts of self-rule and legal independence (timeline). In 1774 colonials met in Philadelphia at the First Continental Congress in order to protest the intolerable Acts and petition for a friendly relationship to return between the colonies and Britain (sparknotes). Meanwhile the battles of Lexington and Concord were the first actions of war during the Revolution. The Minutemen battled the British army in response to Paul Revere’s warning one
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