Logic and Reasoning Behind the American Revolution

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In 1585 the English followed in the footsteps of the Spanish and traveled west to the new world for riches and fame, however the first successful colony in 1607. Once there they found a severe lack of gold and many hardships which threatened the colonies and as a result they were helped by the Native Americans to help, and they taught them how to survive. At first the colonies were very patriotic and proud to be British, but as time passed so did their patriotism and reliance on Britain. As their independence grew they started to disagree with the British ultimately many different variables induced the American Revolution, but they fall into three main categories social, political, and economic. Socially the people of the colonies were considered lower than the citizens born in England this made the colonists angry as they considered themselves English citizens. They eventually started to wonder why people from so far away, who did not know what was going on in the colonies, should create rules for them. After the French and Indian war, once the acts to tax stamps, sugar, and other goods the colonists protested because they had no representation in the matter of the taxes. The King stated because they spent so much money on the war to protect the colonies that he should be allowed to tax them at will, However the colonists believed the war was not for their protection and benefit, but to strengthen the British empire and therefore deserved representation if they were to be taxed. When the Quatering act was placed it further strained the relationship between the British and colonists. Politically the colonists did not like the fact that no one from the colonies held a place in parliament or any form of their own representa... ... middle of paper ... ...m>. Kelly, Martin. "Causes of the American Revolution." About.com American History. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2013. . Pavao, Janelle. "Causes of the American Revolution." Causes of the American Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013. . Price, William S., Jr. "Reasons behind the Revolutionary War." NCpedia Home Page. NCpedia, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013. . "Revolutionary War: Birth of the Nation." Causes of the Revolutionary War. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. . "Roanoke Colony Deserted." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. .
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