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From the famous Battles of Lexington and Concord which started the war with England, to the drafting of our own Declaration of Independence from which the United States of America was born, the victorious battles fought against the Redcoats, and to the Treaty of Paris. The American Revolution shaped our country to what we know it as today, and without such a Revolution, our history and present would be vastly different. The years leading up to 1775 were filled with mounting tension and hostility towards Great Britain, with many Americans becoming increasingly infuriated at England’s attempt to tax them for their own benefit from so far away. England had previously just concluded the costly 7 year war against France, and was attempting to replenish its royal treasury at the expense of the American Colonists. Many Americans cried “no taxation without representation!” in response to Britain’s actions.
The American Revolution began for many reasons, some are; long-term social, economic, and political changes in the British colonies, prior to 1750 provided the basis for and started a course to America becoming an independent nation under it's own control with its own government. Not a tyrant king thousands of miles away. A huge factor in the start of the revolution was the French and Indian War during the years of 1754 through 1763; this changed the age-old bond between the colonies and Britain, its mother. To top it off, a decade of conflicts between the British rule and the colonists, starting with the Stamp Act in 1765 that eventually led to the eruption of war in 1775, along with the drafting of The Declaration of Independence in 1776. Originally the fighting between Britain and France began in 1754 with a quarrel in North America.
The American Revolutionary was only the middle of American History. The Revolutionary war began way before America’s major involvement when the British Government gained power. The war paved the way to the way we fight wars today due to the mistakes that the British made in their fight that eventually caused them to lose the war against the British Colonies. Many tax oppositions were made, many wars were fought, but in the end the British Colonies became the beginning of a new revolution that we now know as the United States of America. Many did not know that the American revolutionary war stemmed from the wars that Great Britain fought in the mid 1760’s.
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