First, let’s look at the lead up to the Revolutionary War For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, tensions had been building between colonists and the British authorities. Attempts by the British government to raise revenue by taxing the colonies, notably the Stamp Act of 1765 which raised taxes on all things mostly paper and of course stamps, and the Tea Act of 1773 which taxed all tea import... ... middle of paper ... ... a later time, bringing the American Revolution to a close after eight long years. In conclusion this has been a brief summary of the Revolutionary War to its beginnings and how it got started to, to important battles, and how such a War ended. This has been just a simple look at one of the most important Wars of all time and how such a war could even come into existence in the first place. As I was learning in class and through my source about this event it really struck me as who was really right in the situation, as some could say the taxes only came from the fact Britain needed money after supporting the colonies with France in the Seven Year War, however, this being said it still was an interesting look to see the important events and dates that made such a moment in history.
The American Revolution is one of the most significant wars in modern history. It was a war in which thirteen colonies fought against the mighty British military in order to become an independent nation. Before the start of the Revolutionary War, the Colonists were dissatisfied with Great Britain and its heavy taxes on the Colonists and sought to negotiate with Great Britain to lower their taxes and give them freedom. However, it soon turned into a Revolutionary War with the American colonies fighting for their independence, while Great Britain sought to keep their control over the American colonies. Several years later, the American colonies fought off the British and formed a new, independent nation, the United States of America.
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Insurrection of thought usually precedes insurrection of deed. Over the years such ferment had occurred in the thinking of the colonists that the Revolution was partially completed in their minds before the first shot was fire or musketball began to fly. The American Revolution had its beginnings in the French and Indian war. For seven years, Britain battled the French and Indian nations in the colonies. Where the colonies militia fought beside the troops of the British army and learned war first hand.
What took place during the Seven Years War would affect the colonist forever. The war would ultimately change the focus and mindset of the colonist. The colonist would begin to develop a mindset of power and independence, and finally break free from British rule, and into an American Revolution. The French and Indian war took place between 1754 and 1763. Here between these nine years would serve as the blue print to America’s history and future.
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