In 1776, the British colonists that were living in America were getting tired of Great Britain’s control. The British were strictly ruling the colonies at this time, and the colonists decided that they were going to fight back. Firstly, colonists were given hefty taxes. Great Britain did this to receive more money, since they are in debt from the French and Indian War. Also, there were many unfair laws that were being instilled.
The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole. The first important effect the war of 1812 had was the way it changed foreign policy for America. One of the major problems before the war, was the way Britain forced neutral nations trade to go through British authorities first. Not only that but they’d take American seamen and force them into the British navy. This whole ordeal caused great upset in America and cause them to put up a bill that stated they would cut off trade with either Britain or France if the other dropped their trade restrictions.
Due to the revolution, when the Europeans encroached onto America and started migrating from the eastern side to the western side, the ancient borders of the first peoples – the first nations – were forgotten. This made life difficult for the unfortunate Native Americans whose lands were invaded and their languages and cultures were washed away. Impact of American Revolution today The American Revolution affects the modern-day America to such an extent that if it hadn’t happened, the US would not have been an independent republic in North America. This way it affected everything in the US. The American Revolution affected the entire world in a very fundamental way not just in its own time but continues to affect the present time as well.
Historians point to a number of reasons that caused the American Revolution, but I believe the two most important things that affected the colonies was the French and Indian War along with the British policy changes that they had made after the Seven-Year War. The French and British had, had a long history of not getting along. When the French tried to take over more land towards the Ohio River Valley, the British decided it was time to declare war. It could be known as the first “World War” because it took place not only in the Americas but also a lot of Europe. The French put up quite the fight.
This act changed how the colonies, especially the Bostonians, thought about The Crown (England). This sparked The Sons of Liberty which was lead by Sam Adams cousin of John Adams. Sam wrote about the how England was unfair and took part with the mobs. The Sons of Liberty started a boycott on things imported from England, this boycott was enforced with force. Some mobs would harass and assault merchants that did not comply.
Upon the eve of the Revolution, the colonists had spent several years growing tiresome of British rule and preparing themselves to revolt. They had become united under the goal of attaining freedom and had developed their own personality, which was different from any found in Europe. Additionally, Britain treated the colonies with disrespect, thus increasing their desire to separate themselves. In the years leading up to the American Revolution, the colonists united through their desire for freedom and developed into their own people seeking freedom from an oppressive British rule. The main reason the colonists wanted to rebel was because Britain was treating them poorly and abusing them.
In the perspective of the colonists, the British comes in and tries to take what is theirs, imposes taxes for a war the colonists didn’t even ask Britain to interfere with, sends their troops which the colonist has to maintain and care for even though their taking their jobs thus, leaving little to no jobs left for the locals, then after getting fed up with the fact that Britain is controlling a land that isn’t theirs, they protest in which causes the same British troops that took their jobs and to enter their homes to shoot into a crowd that was weaponless. The Boston Massacre finally gave the colonist a philosophy to revolt based on the idea of Republicanism which is the principals or theory of republican
During the late 18th century, much rebellion and political turmoil sparked the American Revolution. The American Revolution, which lasted from 1765 to 1783, pushed colonists to choose between independence and remaining apart of the British Empire. I believe that the Patriots were unjust in setting off the American Revolution because of their unreasonable motives and responses to Parliamentary action. The Patriots acted violently on many occasions and refused to remain loyal to the king even when they received many benefits as subjects of the British crown. The American Revolution was not justified because the Patriots were not justified to rebel by what they based their justification on, which was British “tyranny.” The colonists reaped many benefits under the British Empire, and some of these benefits prove that the Patriots were unjust to act violently because they did not receive advantages as British subjects.
There are a lot of turning point that led to the revolutionary war. Every act that the king signed and put intoto effect plus the actions of the red coats fueled the colonies motivation to start a revolution . The four major reasons were the stamp act, Tea act ,common sense by Thomas paine, declaration of independence The stamp act 1765 was the first direct tax put on the British colonies in North America (DOC.A). The colonies were not fond of the stamp act they had no say in what the tax should be on nor what it should be spent on. There was a tax on every piece of printed paper used like licences, newspapers, marriage license, and playing cards .
The Revolutionary War caused lots of violence on both sides; the colonies and the British. Both sides lost many lives, and both sides won and lost many battles. The British army had trained soldiers that were more numerous and experienced than the American Minutemen. Americans believed that they were defined by their beliefs, in fighting for their rights, instead of their heritage. The unity of the American people was a defined by everybody together in a democracy, instead of the British monarchy that people were suppressed by, and left to join America for.
There were numerous factors that contributed to the successful American Revolution. For example, the people who willingly fought against the British were pivotal for America’s independence. To clarify, George Washington commanded the Continental Army to perilous battles, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that persuaded vast amounts of people to support the rebellion, Benjamin Franklin leadingly spoke against the Stamp Act and assisted the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the original draft of the Declaration. In addition, there were numerous events that substantially contributed to American independence. First, the belligerent Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 near the customs house.
Rebellion and violence were rampant because the thirteen colonies were all fed up with British rule. The reaction to taxation resulted to violence. Powerful groups often rose against taxation and in December of 1773, the Boston Tea Party occurred to express disapproval. Citizens handled their anger by pouring tea into the Boston harbor.