Why Did The Colonists Want Their Independence

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The people of America (colonists) were tired of being controlled by England. They wanted to be free and independent. They believed that they were able to control themselves and be their own country. They wanted England to let go of their control and to view them as independent and their own country. The colonists wanted religious freedom. One reason they originally left England was to escape the Catholic Church. Some called themselves Puritans. They wanted the church and the state to be more separate. In America they could have religion and worship as they pleased. The colonists had greater opportunities in America. They could own more land. They could be farmers. They could run their own business. America was not as crowded and

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