The Causes Of The 19th-Century Conflicts In The 18th And 19th Century

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There were many conflicts and wars during the 18th and 19th century. These conflicts grew and grew because America was trying to become an independent nation, by moving from England and discovering new land the newfound colonies made many enemies. A lot of these conflicts and wars were turning points in history, some for better and some for worse. In this world it is necessary to have conflicts in order to get certain things accomplished. Some of the bigger conflicts or wars known are the American revolutionary war, the war of 1812, the Mexican American war, and the American civil war. There were also many smaller conflicts that led up to these becoming greater known wars and even were some of the starters or outcomes of the wars themselves.…show more content…
The war began when immigrants from England decided they wanted to be independent colonies and no longer under the king of England’s rule. Most of the earlier fighting took place on American soil. In 1778, France signed an alliance with the new nation of America supporting their fight for independence. Once France signed allegiance with the new nation, it turned more into world war instead of just America and England. Now England was fighting the American colonies in America, and France, Spain, and the Netherlands on the home front. Another reason the war was started, was because of taxes put in place by the king, and enforced by English soldiers in the colonies. Most Americans were against getting taxed by the king so some of the patriots decided to ruin a shipment of tea, which is known as the Boston tea party. On July 2, 1776, continental congress formerly declared independence (Henretta, 2012). The war was not yet over though until 1783 when the treaty of Paris got signed and officially ended the war. The treaty recognized the geographical boundaries of the colonies and also gave Spain some of the Florida

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