The revolutionary war, the war that started it all. The Revolutionary War was a series of wars leading to American Independence. From 1775 to 1783 the 13 colonies or ,Americans, fought against Great Britain and all of Europe. Settlers in the 13 colonies had a lot of beef with King George, for many different reasons.
6. The French and Indian Wars were a prelude to the Revolution. Explain. The French and Indian wars had a great effect on economic and political relations between the American colonists and Britain.
According to Martin Kelly, writer for About.com, the revolution was caused because the American colonists felt like they were being treated unfair by the British parliament. The colonists wanted the same rights and freedoms of the British people but were not getting them. The British thought they could have whatever they wanted in American including land, food sources, shelter and water sources. The Americans were infuriated with the British because of shipbuilding and food source benefits they had from being so close to the harbors. The Americans saw this as their land which was giving unfair advantages to the British. They were also angry because the British thought they could claim French land farther off the east coast of North America. They were afraid of getting conquered and felt like they had to gain land themselves. The final spark leading to the acts against the Americans was the war debt from the French and Indian war. The Americans were in debt with the British and had trouble paying t...
By the mid 1700’s the loyalty of the American Colonies to Great Britain was dwindling. There was a series of laws and events that angered the colonists, and this anger was slowly leading to a rebellion against England. Great Britain was faced with an extreme amount of debt from the French and Indian War, and they imposed laws upon the colonists to pay military costs from this war. These laws were not appreciated by the colonists, and eventually the colonists organized themselves into a force that could forge a rebellion against England and fight for their independence.
...n and Marquis de Lafayette. Marquis de Lafayette was essential in securing aid from France. The Americans desperately needed aid and military supplies. The Americans wisely honed in on the French’s spirit of revenge against the British to gain the aid that would allow them to win the war.
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 American Revolution has been hailed as one of the most greatest achievements in American History. It signifies the beginning of a free nation. All in all, the revolution is an important turning point in how America is perceived by other countries and how the foundation of society is laid after gaining freedom from imperial British rule. Post-war a major factor of change lies in the fact that America is free to govern itself and its people. This new idea shows what alters in American History post-war and what stays consistent from 1775 to 1800.
The Revolutionary War In the year of 1763, the Seven Years’ war ended with the British gaining all land on the North American continent east of the Mississippi River and significant debt accumulated during the war. Prior to the Seven Years’ War, the British had little interest in the affairs of the colonies and accepted soldiers and economic resources during the war (Foner, 2012). However, the British would look to the colonies as a source of revenue generation to pay their substantial debt and fund the newly acquired land.
When the French and Indian war was over, the British did not have much money left. The British decision to making more money, lead to America and Britain at war. The American revolution was not only a war, but a revolution of ideas around governance that has been evolving for many year. The American colonists was driven to declare war on the British due to them putting taxes on goods, British attempting to limit western expansion, and that the British did not treat the Americans with as a equal.
The American Revolution was a colonial insurrection that took place between 1775 and 1783. The colonists won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America. They defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War in alliance with France and others. Britain had the most powerful military, but the colonies had many advantages, some more important than others. First, the colonists were fighting on familiar land and were fighting for their freedom and homes while the British were fighting because it was their job. The British also greatly underestimated the colonists, which in turn hurt them the helped the colonists. Finally, the Americans had an amazing leader.