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    thesis of "Women in the American Revolution" is that women played a key role in the American Revolution through their boycott of British goods, maintaining the homestead's income and family, as well as dealing with the inequality of freedom of expression through literature. Martin is able to back up her main points through the works of many women's' works from the era. The boycott of British goods was an important factor in the lives' of many patriotic women during the Revolution. The women's' boycott

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    The notion of liberty is one that many hold dear and during the American Revolutionary War period, many saw opportunity to speak out and test the waters of liberty. With the Declaration of Independence and the promises of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” many became convinced that this would change the world. As the war intensified, more and more Americans based their claims for liberty not just on the historical rights of Englishmen but on more abstract language of natural rights and

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    In history, the American Revolution is a big event as it marked the beginning of the strongest country in the world in modern times. The war occurred between the British and the colonists of Britain. Many of the things the British did to their American colonists were unjust despite the fact that they had just come out of the French and Indian War. The British taxation of the American colonists was very unjust and the colonists’ actions against the British could be justified as they were upset by

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    The Causes of the American Revolution

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    The American Revolution began for many reasons, some are; long-term social, economic, and political changes in the British colonies, prior to 1750 provided the basis for and started a course to America becoming an independent nation under it's own control with its own government. Not a tyrant king thousands of miles away. A huge factor in the start of the revolution was the French and Indian War during the years of 1754 through 1763; this changed the age-old bond between the colonies and Britain

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    From 1763, Americans had only to be convinced that an arbitrary ruler- whether Parliament or King-was violating their inherent rights, to feel that rebellion was justified. This conviction was bred in them by the series of events that occurred between 1763 and 1776. The language used to protest the British Acts was legal, and political. But the primary cause of the Revolution was economics. In theory the colonists accepted the principle that natural laws rather than royal decrees should

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    of the American Revolution, in 1775, the American society was tainted with high taxes and a tyrannical king. Politically, the creation of a new constitution, led to the establishment of a new centralized democratic government. Socially, more individuals and groups fought to secure rights for themselves, especially women, slaves, and religious groups. Economically, a method for fixing the national debt, along with a strong agrarian base, would help a slow, but steady improvement to American society

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    There were many diverse factors that precipitated the American Revolution. After the Enlightenment, there were colonists that believed they needed a new form of government. This new form of government would not have the power to have complete authority over their citizens, like what the British had over them. These colonists did not believe in being loyal to Britain, and supported the American Revolution. Most colonists however did not support the idea of branching away from the mother country of

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    the colonists. The idea of the colonists were viewed as tenants was beginning to show through to the American colonies. The major conflicts between the British and the colonies began to surface after the French an Indian war, which is also known as t... ... middle of paper ... ...n to england, until the taxes were paid. Fueled by Samuel Adams, the citizens disguised themselves as Native Americans, boarded the ships in a non-violent manner, and emptied the 342 chests of tea, in the Boston harbor

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    Leading to the American Revolution was a series of events. The American’s saw King George III as a great ruler and were very proud in the beginning before Britain tried to take away their liberty. After the French and Indian War the King created a policy called the Proclamation of 1763 that prevented anyone from settling in the West territories, while also paying off their war debt and covered the cost of the colonies. This made the American's mad because some had already settled into the West and

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    separate from the Church of England, were beginning to question the authority given to them from England and whether it was fair or not. This was just the beginning to the unagreeable riots/wars and legislatorial acts pass that led to the American Revolution. In 1763 George Grenville was the British Prime minister who used the army as an excuse to tax colonials. The first act passed by Grenville in 1764 was the Sugar Act was an external tax that cut taxes on farm molasses, raised tax on farm molasses

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