Combined, these factors gave birth to the American Revolution War. In the beginning of the 18th century, Britain was practically indifferent to enforcing the laws it passed for the people of America. The Crown paid small interest in controlling trade regulations and offered significant freedom in the administration of local affairs, while trade barriers imposed on merchants had only limited repercussion. While Britain had the goal of keeping the colonies under control in mind, it turned out to be a perfect environment for the local political and economic administration bodies to flourish and strengthen their position and power (Davidson, 133). The colonists gradually embraced the idea of self-government.
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On December 16, 1773, the scale of tolerance tipped to the lowest level possible in the Colonies. Because of Great Britain’s involvement in the French and Indian War, Great Britain accumulated a large amount of debt owed to the East-India Company. As an attempt to reduce its debt, Great Britain imposed many acts of taxation on the Colonies. Great Britain viewed the Colonies key to repay its debt. One of the significant acts imposed by Great Britain was the Townshend Acts.
The colonists in America had enjoyed relative freedom from England since they arrived. They came to the New World, after all to escape England, for whatever reasons they may have had-religious, economic, or social. So when England decided in the eighteenth century that they were going to crack down on the colonies, the announcement was not met with open arms. In fact, rebellion was inevitable. Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of laws.
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For the colonists, being taxed and adhering to new British laws passed in Parliament without a representative violated their basic rights. For the British, these acts were necessary to pay off large debts accrued during the French and Indian War and cover administration costs in the thirteen colonies. A clash of these reasons ultimately led to the Americans declaring their independence from Britain and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
However, essayist Edmund Morgan asserts that George III's instability was not the real issue (23). According to Morris, "Anyone who has studied the papers of the monarch and of the public men of this era know that the King always had the last word, and that all major actions, military or diplomatic, awaited his personal dec... ... middle of paper ... ...sts also played a pivotal role. Furthermore, having fought a previous Civil War in the 1600's, England was not fully prepared to fight its own people once again. All of these causes along with the political tensions that existed within England greatly contributed to the difficulty she had in dealing with her American colonies. Thus, not one but a combination of interrelated factors affected the outcome of the conflict between the colonies and its mother country.
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