These groups not only demanded less severe taxes, but Colonial representation in Parliament. When England denied them representation, the Colonists decided to fight their colonizer for political freedom. Making the American Revolution the first anti-colonial, democratic revolution in history. With the battle cry of “ No taxation without representation”, Americans went to war and it is from this violent uproar that the United States of America was born. The “thirteen” colonies which would later become the Unites States of America were originally colonies of Great Britain.
The British Parliament was exploiting its colonies to pay for the war debt accrued from the French and Indian War. The Americans felt the British had too much control over them with all the taxes they imposed, so they went to war. Money was certainly one of the major causes of the American Revolution. The Americans won when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown when surrounded by American and French troops. A peace treaty wasn't signed until two years later, when Great Britain formally recognized independence.
The American Revolutionary War officially ended in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Shortly thereafter, General Washington surrendered his troops to the Continental Congress. The Americans had won their independence, much to the dismay of the British crown. King George III lost his American colonies due to a number of reasons. The responsibility of the American Revolution and King George III’s loss of his colonies cannot be placed on one specific event, but rather a build-up of tensions over the years causing the idea of freedom to ring through the colonies and drive them to make the United States of American a free country ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ Works Cited “Boston Tea Party.” Columbia University Press.
American colonists questioned many of Britain's laws and beliefs after the French and Indian War. The war brought Britain into a deep debt. As recalled in the articles I read, the Stamp Act was enforced by the British, and was supposed to show that Britain and the Colonies would be unified. Using a little of my own knowledge I found that the British wanted to decrease their debt, and the Americans felt it was irrational. I found it to be quite ironic how the British helped train George Washington in the Military Profession during the French and Indian War because in later years he was one of the many significant people who helpe... ... middle of paper ... ... French and Indian War shaped the political society between the American colonists and Great Britain.
After many years of fighting, England badly needed revenues from their colonies, and they sought to acquire these revenues from the New World, thereby increasing their influence over the colonial governments. These theories of “New Imperialism” were what prompted Prime Minister Grenville to pass the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act of 1765 stated that persons of almost any profession were obliged to buy stamps for their documents. In other words, the act imposed a tax on every printed document in the colonies. For example, a printer had to buy stamps in order to legally be able to distribute his publications.
The empire experienced economic difficulties after the Seven Years’ War, which involved conflicts with both the French and Indians. The empire ensured themselves control of international markets with the colonies benefiting financially (Bentley, et al., 2008). They decided to tax the British subjects to help defer cost of the wars. The colonials became angry about the new taxes, and refused to use British goods. In 1774, the Continental Congress was formed, and in 1776, the colonies declared their independence, proclaiming “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Americans fought in The American Revolution and the War of 1812 in order to gain independence from England. They were able to be victorious on both occasions because they had a united front and England was spread then in global wars. The relationship between the Colonists and England deteriorated through out the 1760’s and the 1770’s. This deterioration was a result of England’s taxation of the colonists including The Stamp Act in 1765,
How America Gained Its Independence The Colonists were justified in declaring their independence from the Mother Country, Britain, but fought a war to break away from its rule. The colonists started out with their own self-government and built on from there. The many of the British rules and taxes were harsh on the colonists, but they wouldn’t go down without a fight. Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and also to the Treaty of Paris, which helped form an agreement between Britain and the United States, justify the rights of the colonists, and create a new nation called the United States of America. From the beginning, Britain looked down on the colonists and they were only mere subjects of the British rule, and were only expected to live under the law provided.
The American Revolution (1775-1783) was a war between England and the colonies which were settled earlier by the English. There were many factors and events that led to the American Revolution. The Revolution was mainly an economic rebellion that was fueled by taxation without representation following the French and Indian War. The English Parliament was more often than not considered cruel and unfair by the colonists. With conflicts over trade, taxes and government representation, the colonies were at a starting line of a revolution that would later transform into the basis of the United States of America.
The consequential conflict, known as the French and Indian War, lasted from 1754 to 1763 and had a profound impact on Britain’s dealings with the colonies in America which ultimately led to the American Revolution. The French and Indian War impacted the trans-Atlantic economic relationship between the motherland and her colonies. Before the war colonists were rushing to buy new British manufactured goods resulting from the early stages of the industrial revolution. To pay for these manufactured goods, colonists increased their export of raw materials for sale to Britain. Although the exports were able to pay for a significant portion of cost of British imports, a significant shortfall was covered by British loans.