Why Did The Revolutionary War Began

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The American Revolution or Revolutionary War, was a battle fought between the years of 1775-1783. In this battle, Great Britain and the original thirteen colonies of America, fought for America’s independence. From this war, America was able to separate itself from Great Britain and claim its independence, making America a free country. There were a large number of reasons as to why the Revolutionary War began. First, the British were still in control of the thirteen North American colonies. Second, they continued to place heavy taxes on the colonists and would pass laws such as the Stamp Act, the Townshend Tariffs, and the Tea Act to increase the taxes for the colonists. The colonists, of course, were very upset by this and felt that they were being treated unfair. This resulted in major conflict between the British supporters, which were called “loyalists,” and the colonists that protested against the British, that were known as the “patriots.” Other important and disastrous events soon followed with all of the taxation such as, the Boston Massacre…show more content…
They then began to move their troops towards Concord. On the way, they were attacked by a squad of Colonial militiamen which ended up killing and severely injuring over 125 people. The Battles of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, with its killing of 73 and injuring of 174 British soldiers. After the war began, the Second Continental Congress met up again in 1775 because their army lacked any form of organization and they were losing against the British. The Continental Congress then decided upon creating a new army in which they named the Continental Army. This army was led by none other than a man named George Washington, who would lead America to become an independent country with his wits and
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