The American Revolutionary was only the middle of American History. The Revolutionary war began way before America’s major involvement when the British Government gained power. The war paved the way to the way we fight wars today due to the mistakes that the British made in their fight that eventually caused them to lose the war against the British Colonies. Many tax oppositions were made, many wars were fought, but in the end the British Colonies became the beginning of a new revolution that we now know as the United States of America. Many did not know that the American revolutionary war stemmed from the wars that Great Britain fought in the mid 1760’s.
There were many causes that led to the American Revolution, some include economic situations, discontent with autocratic rule, and political changes in the British colonies. A major factor in the start of the revolution was the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763) changed the bond between the colonies and Britain, because of the colonists' identities. Thomas Paine (an American colonist born in Britain) published a Political Pamphlet in 1776, which supported the colonist into open rebellion. The excerpt, "Common Sense," Paine emphasized the case for the revolution in straightforward language, where it became clear and direct to understand the meaning of the excerpt. The excerpt itself influenced colonists to take actions for their tolerance from the British and gave them the strength they needed to become unified.
The colonies also accepted England's right to monitor trade. The change of course in 1763 was what really riled the colonists. England began to slowly tighten its imperial grip on the colonies by ordering the British navy to begin strictly enforcing the Navigation Laws (The American Pageant, pg 125). Additional problems began when. This was a powerful weapon against smuggling, but most importantly to the Colonists; it allowed the invasion of their privacy.
I found it to be quite ironic how the British helped train George Washington in the Military Profession during the French and Indian War because in later years he was one of the many significant people who helpe... ... middle of paper ... ... French and Indian War shaped the political society between the American colonists and Great Britain. It showed how tough the British were economically on America with the many taxes given to the colonists. Colonists changed their ideological beliefs towards their mother country after this great war. Changes occurred throughout this time period that many felt were harsh and irrational. What the British did to the colonists helped bring independence to the colonies from Britain rule.
One would agree that the revolution war was inevitable, although it could have been prolonged for few more years had the king and his government handled the colonies issues in a considerably and reasonable manners. First, the people in the colonies always felt that the Great Britain perceived them as second-class citizen. This perception from American can be traced back by the harsh treatment of the British troops garrisoned in the colonies. The pompous royal troops intended to show their superiority and blatant arrogance towards the colonies in every chance they got. During the French Indian war, this treatment of the British regular could be confirmed by one incident in June 1755 when Edward Braddock a British General, who was about to take an expedition to capture Fort Duqu... ... middle of paper ... ...t eventually lead to the declearance of indipendence.
The British Parliament was exploiting its colonies to pay for the war debt accrued from the French and Indian War. The Americans felt the British had too much control over them with all the taxes they imposed, so they went to war. Money was certainly one of the major causes of the American Revolution. The Americans won when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown when surrounded by American and French troops. A peace treaty wasn't signed until two years later, when Great Britain formally recognized independence.
The battle was with the thirteen colonies wanting independence from Great Britain. The thirteen colonies didn’t want to follow any of Britain’s undeserved laws anymore. The American Revolutionary war was the most life changing event in U.S. history because it was started by Great Britain, many people died, and the United States won the war. First off, the American Revolution came about by Great Britain. The battle began because the colonies believed they should be treated better than they were.
The colonies debated England’s legal power to tax them and they did not wish to be taxed without representation. This was one of the main causes of the Revolutionary War. The Revenue Act of 1794 made the constitutional issue of whether or not the King had the right to tax the thirteen colonies an issue and eventually became an entering factor into the great dispute that was finally to wedge the American colonies from England. The reaction against taxation became violent and the most powerful group in the population rose against the taxation. In October 1765, colonial representatives met on their own initiative for the first time.
How America Gained Its Independence The Colonists were justified in declaring their independence from the Mother Country, Britain, but fought a war to break away from its rule. The colonists started out with their own self-government and built on from there. The many of the British rules and taxes were harsh on the colonists, but they wouldn’t go down without a fight. Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and also to the Treaty of Paris, which helped form an agreement between Britain and the United States, justify the rights of the colonists, and create a new nation called the United States of America. From the beginning, Britain looked down on the colonists and they were only mere subjects of the British rule, and were only expected to live under the law provided.
Despite the Seven Years' War, Britain still retained a full dominance over the American colonies. However, they now saw the colonies as fodder to feed the raging debts of Britain. The crown's desire for money to pay the debts was viewed by Britain as reasonable, while it fueled the fire known as revolution that was stirring up in the hearts of the colonists. This would create a new sense of American political identity and would eventually lead to the American Revolution. Eventually, Britain would soon come to regret marking the spirited colonists as inferior.