Comparison Of The American Revolution

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.Thomas Jefferson said, “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” In the 18th century, the American colonists revolted against Britain for that God-given liberty. The relationship between Britain and it’s colonies was prosperous until the French and Indian War took place. The colonists fought on the British side. After the war was over, Britain gained debts and faced economic problems. To stabilize their country’s economy, the British parliament started to tax the colonists. The Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts were among the first taxes imposed on the colonists. The American colonists got very upset with the meaningless taxations and started rebelling the authority as Patriots. In response to the rebellion, King…show more content…
In the “Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms” John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson provided reasons for their resistance against Britain. They said that they only had two options to solve their problems with the king, which were, “unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated [British officials], or resistance by force.” (Document 5). Dickinson and Jefferson’s reasoning prove that, the colonists had no rights to participate in the government or to maintain their freedom. During the revolution, their only option was to either form a new government or continue to get bullied by the king. In the “Declaration of Independence” the Patriots also reflected on the mistreatment of America by King George III. According to them, the king abused the colonists, and ignored the problems they faced. In addition to that, he also passed laws that were intended to establish his absolute tyranny over the American colonies. For example, the king responded to the humble petitions of the Patriots by further forcing his power on the colonies. (Document 7). Since the colonies believed in liberty as a person’s natural right, the autocracy of King George III was unfit to be the government of the Patriots. King George’s absolute dominion pushed American Colonists to despise the British authority and revolt for
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