There are many reasons why someone would choose to do a book report over the title 1776 by David McCullough. Some of the reason include the fact that he is a renowned American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is also a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States ' highest civilian award. He has also had two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams adapted by HBO (Home Box Office) into a television film and a mini-series. However, the reason why I choose to do my book report over his title 1776 was because of one particular event that David McCullough analyzed better than any historian in my opinion, the American Revolution.
The…show more content… However, the Americans argued against the constitutionality of the act because its purpose was to raise revenue and not regulate trade, so the colonists organized boycotts of British goods. One of the boycotts involved the circulation of a letter to other colonies urging them to coordinate a resistance. However, the government quickly dissolved this assembly to organize a resistance by reactivating a statute which permitted subjects outside the realm to face trials in England for treason. This caused an outrage and on March 5, 1770 a large mob gathered around a group of British soldiers. The mob grew more and more threatening, throwing snowballs, rocks and debris at the soldiers. One soldier was even clubbed and fell. As a result, the soldiers fired into the crowd killing five civilians, giving the event the name the Boston Massacre. As a result of this event, Parliament withdrew all taxes except the tax on tea, giving up its efforts to raise revenue. This temporarily resolved the crisis and the boycott of British goods largely ceased. However, this resolve was only temporary because in June of 1772 American patriots burned a British warship that had been vigorously enforcing unpopular trade regulations. These events eventually forced the thirteen colonies to create the Committee of