The American Colonists Were Justified In The Revolutionary War

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The American Revolution, or otherwise known as the American War of Independence, was taken place between the years of 1775-1783. The war was fought between Great Britain and the 13 British North American colonies. The American Revolution caused a series of traumatic events. The American colonists were justified in waging war because the British seized the rights of the colonists, the American colonists did not have a say in Parliament, the Boston Massacre, and incoherent decisions involving taxes by the British King. For example, the British were believed to have too much power. This involves the King of Great Britain, King George III. “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations [unlawful seizures]...” (Doc 7). This was quoted from the The Declaration of Independence. Ensuing the Seven Years War, the British were in a great deal of debt. They were in desperate need of money. He created many acts including, The Stamp Act, The Quartering Act, and also The Proclamation of 1763. The Quartering Act forced the colonists to quarter the soldiers. The colonists were compelled to provide a living space and supplies for the British The Boston Massacre occurred in the evening of March 5, 1770. A crowd of people began harassing the soldiers. One event lead to another and the crowd began hurling snowballs and rocks. One of the snowballs stuck a soldier and he fired his weapon causing a series of shots toward the crowd. “...the frightened soldiers fired into the crowd.” (Doc 3). As a result of this incident, three people were killed on the scene and two were mortally wounded. The soldiers were also ordered not to fire. The colonists did not think that they should have been shot at or killed, this infuriated them. This event was said to have started the American Revolution. This leads to the British seizing power over the

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