Why did the American Revolution take place? The American Revolution (1763-1783) was a pivotal period in the history of the United States. During this tempestuous era, the thirteen English North American mainland colonies were able, against seemingly overwhelming odds, to secure their independence from Great Britain, to design a revolutionary philosophy, and to create a government and society that implemented the revolutionary ideals of freedom, liberty, and equality. The root cause of the American Revolution was taxation without representation. The British Parliament was exploiting its colonies to pay for the war debt accrued from the French and Indian War.
How were they different? These questions imply the relationship between the social orders among the Atlantic civilization. Although the revolution in America, France, and Latin America may be compared in many ways, what type of influence did they have on society? The American Revolution The American Revolution (1775–1783), was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the North American colonists. Financial difficulties arose from the Seven Years’ War and the British officials wanted to enforce several taxes, and increase more control over the colonies.
In the American Revolution, the colonists had strong beliefs that the English government was unfair and often tyrannical. The Political Pamphlet, "Common Sense," published in 1776 by Thomas Paine discussed the importance of the American Revolution in straightforward language to provide a complete understanding of the relationship between colonists and England. Indeed, the "Common Sense," influenced the colonist to realize their independence. "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of... ... middle of paper ... ...about taxation affected them in realizing their independent. The American Revolution was brought by a number of different things.
The origins American Revolutionary War began in the mid to late 1600 and started with the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War between Great Britain and France. This laid the foundation for the war between America and Great Britain because the British won both the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War. The American Revolutionary War began due to the fact that the British rule was harsh of taxing the British Colonists. Britain rule during this time was known as “Regulator” which the King would send people who first appeared to be patriots in as spies and reg... ... middle of paper ... ...lonies formed the United States of American on July 4, 1776. This defeat was in part to the British not being able to control and protect their supply lines during the war as well as the action of the Minute Men who were ready in a minutes notice to protect the colonies of the new America.
American Revolution One of the most important facets of any revolution is violence. This is often a response to the heightened repression or other intolerable demands from the government against its people. The American Revolution is no exception. Following the Seven Years War, England need to recover some of their finances which were lost due to the war. Parliament achieved this by the taxation of the American colonies; the Stamp Act of 1765 is an example of this.
The author digs a little about the politics of the time but the political aspects remain mostly in the background. McCullough writes a flowing story with fair coverage of the events of the Revolution, using detail and objectivity through reliable archival sources from both countries that took part in the war. Summary The author, a renowned American historian, presents an exciting and dramatic narrative of the year of the birth of the nation. He interweaves the actions and decisions that saw the British lead the war against the rebellious subjects that put the survival of America at the discretion of George Washington. The author tells a human version aspect if the story with accounts of those who walked alongside George Washington in the Declaration of Independence year.
Let us travel back before the Revolutionary War, to the start of the French and Indian War. This is the only way to understand the future of the American Colonies, and ultimately the causes of the American Revolution. After the war, Britain had emerged as the world’s leading power, however, Britain’s national debt tripled. In order to relieve the heavy burden, the British decided to tax the American Colonies. This taxation caused massive rebellion by the Americans, and ultimately warfare.
Often, Britain would violate the Treaty of Paris which was the treaty formed at the end of the American Revolution. The British would invade U.S. areas located within the western frontier. Then there was the issue of Britain working with the Native Americans to conduct acts of aggression towards traders in the Americas in an effort to scare them away and all for... ... middle of paper ... ...acts On File, Inc., 2005. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
The American Revolution had an immense impact on other parts of the world such as France and Latin America. From Saratoga to Yorktown, every battle in between, and the loss of Cornwallis’s army, helped convince Parliament that the American colonists could be defeated, but only at great cost. So the British, in 1782, met representatives of the United States in Paris, and negotiated. The Treaty of Paris, as it was called, ended the war, set nation boundaries, and recognized the American independence.
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.