Saturday, February 29, 2020
Causes of American Revolution
The main point of the revolution was so that the American people can gain the respect and freedom that was rightfully theirs. The British were in high debt and decided that a fast and easy way to make revenue was by taxiing Americans and having them provide housing for British troops in America out of their own pocket. Some of the taxes put up against Americans were the sugar act of set higher duties ion sugar and lower on molasses. The tea act of 1773 which reduced the price of tea yet gave monopoly to companies in eastern India.Not all of the new laws from Britain were allowed one of which was the stamp act 1766 which placed a large variety of taxes on certain legal documents. Shortly after while British were facing a small depression they passed the town shed acts of 1767 which had placed taxes on everything from clothes to paper to tea. They American people were not very pleased with all of these new taxes. American citizens started protesting against British laws and doing whatever they could to not have to follow them.As Americans started rebelling against the British, battles were rising all over the nation. First was the rebellion in Boston, as we know the Boston tea party, where Americans snack onto ships and dumped many boxes of tea into the harbor. Now, around this time everyone could say that Americans had been irritated a great deal because they were being pushed around as if they were babies. They started circulating letters and newspapers on how what the British were doing was unfair and that something should be done, and something definitely was.Thomas had written and circulated a pamphlet titled common sense and provided a thoughtful set of reasons on why for our Independence. The next step was taken Into the hands of congress which ordered a committee to write a more formal document t on our reasons for Independence. Writers chosen were Benjamin Franklin; John Adams; Roger : and also had thoughts offered by Robert . Though the document was fully written by Thomas Jefferson everyones ideas were equally expressed shortly and explicitly.The British were not very happy with the Declaration of Independence, which eventually started the war. Through out the beginning of the war the British seemed to be winning until the battle of Saratoga where it had important results. The French now saw that the British were now trying to negotiate with Americans to return to the status of 1763(what they originally asked for). Yet the victory at Saratoga showed the French that Americans a chance of winning the war. Another Important battle was the battle of valley forge where about 2500 soldier side of poor clothing, starvation and disease.Shortly after American troops receives fighting, all of the deaths and all of the lands through all of that a small and new country known as united States of America fought to gain the respect and united colonies are, and of Right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES. so in the end they showed that if you put your heart into something and pursue something you believe in than anything is possible no matter what, such as gaining independence from one of the strongest countries in the world.
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