• Causes Of The American Revolution
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    John Xue AP US History The American Revolution was sparked by a myriad of causes. These causes in themselves could not have sparked such a massive rebellion in the nation, but as the problems of the colonies cumulated, their collective impact spilt over and the American Revolution ensued. Many say that this war could have been easily avoided and was poorly handled by both sides, British and American; but as one will see, the frame of thought of the colonists was poorly suited to accept British m...
  • Taxation Without Representation British Colonists Britain
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    During the late seventeen hundreds, many events resulted in colonial opposition to Great Britain. The British created laws and taxes that were viewed as unjust and unfair. The colonists accepted Britain's rules and taxes at first, but only for a certain period. They soon grew weary of Britain and chose to declare their independence. The beginning of their turmoil began during the French and Indian War. Britain had passed a series of Navigation Acts. These acts were to forbid the colonists from ...
  • Mercantilism Mercantile Policies
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    The year 1607 brought England into the 'New World' with its first permanent settlement at Jamestown, and the following years would bring more American colonies to the British Empire. When sending people into the new land, the English planned to use a mercantilist policy and fully use the colonies for their resources. The colonist's creation of the proverb 'Mother countries exist for the benefit of their colonies' is sufficient because England's original intentions of mercantilism soon disappeare...
  • Mother Country Colonists Colonies Britain
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    Pointing the finger of blame at any one country when speaking of war is a difficult task. Each country must take responsibility in the beginning of the conflict. Although there is never one country responsible for starting warfare there is an opinion that one side is more at fault for it's beginnings. From an early age, children in America are taught that the British were responsible for pushing the colonies to rebel and declare independence from their mother country. When looking at both sides ...
  • The American Revolution Stamp Act
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    The American Revolution 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 law...
  • Seven Years War Britain Colonies Colonists
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    The Seven Years War proved to be a crossroads in the history of British colonial rule in America. Britain was victorious, but after defeating her French foes (along with their Indian allies), Britain was left to contemplate the ramifications of a war that would leave her relationship with her American colonies altered forever. This change would eventually lead to conflict between the colonies and Britain, and ultimately the Declaration of American Independence. In order to understand how the rel...
  • Native American Philip Colonists Wampanoag
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    King Philip's Working Philip's War, 1675-76, the most devastating war between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England. The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag. His Wampanoag name was Metacom, Metacom et, or Po metacom. Upon the death (1662) of his brother, Alexander (Wamsutta), whom the Native Americans suspected the English of murdering, Philip became sachem and maintained peace with the colonists for a number of years. Hostility eventuall...
  • The Causes Of The Revolutionary War
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    There were many events that took place in the 1760's and 1770's that led to the Revolutionary war. During these years the British did many things that upset the colonists. These upset colonists would eventually get sick of all the British ways and fight for their freedom. Many events crucial the Revolutionary War took place in the 1760's, such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Declaratory Act. The Sugar Act of 1764 set an import tax on foreign sugar, molasses, and rum entering Britain's American ...
  • American Revolution Great Britain
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    Events leading to the American Rev. During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable. During the Seven Years' War England was not only alarmed by the colonists' insistence on trading with the enemy, but also with Boston merchants hiring James Otis in order to protest the legality of the writs of assist...
  • British Colonies Colonists England
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    Were the colonist justified in declaring independence from England I feel that they had plenty of just cause to separate themselves. England was taxing the colonies without fair representation in Parliament, the British also took away the right to assemble, and they were using different tactics to attempt to intimidate the colonists. One of the greatest thing that angered the colonists was the taxation without representation. The British government had good reason to tax the colonies, because th...
  • Power And The Declaration Ofindependence
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    Power and The Declaration ofIndependence There are many abstractions in the Declaration ofIndependence. These abstractions such as: rights, freedom, liberty and happiness have become the foundations of American society and have helped to shape the "American Identity." Power, another abstraction that reoccurs i nall the major parts of the Declaration of Independence plays an equally important role in shaping "America identity." One forgets the abstraction of power, because it appears in relation ...
  • American History Great Britain
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    After 1760 many American colonists were concerned with the actions taken by Great Britain. Due to problems with the colonists and the economy Great Britain issues laws and taxes such as the Stamp Tax, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts. Americans showed strong resentment to British rule and finally fought against it. Protests and action taken against the British government eventually led to the American Revolution in 1774. American colonists did not stand for unfair treatment and they showed ...
  • American Revolution Religious And Political
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    There were many factors that prompted the Americans to rebel in 1776. The parliamentary taxation, the restriction of civil liberties, the British military measures, and the legacy of colonial religious and political ideas were major factors that led to the American Revolution. Some people believe that the parliamentary taxation was the most important factor to the American Revolution. Taxation without representation started the Americans rebelling and it gave them a reason to fight against the B...
  • Causes Of The American Revolution
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    From the time between the end of the French and Indian War to the beginning of the American Revolution, extreme changes occurred. For years, the British crown completely ignored what the colonies were doing. The only act that made was the Navigation Acts that were not followed closely by both Britain and America. It wasn't until Britain found themselves to be in major debt that they enforce strict acts which the colonies disagreed with. The colonists' loyalty to the crown started to fade away an...
  • French And Indian War
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    The French and Indian War was the final struggle between the English and French governments and its colonies in America. It lasted from 1754 till 1763 and was but one part of the larger struggle, the Seven Years' War, between England and France for authority in naval supremacy and world trade. The English and French had grown together peacefully for the first part of the growth in America. As the colonies expanded, spiritual and trade tensions arose. During the 1750's, both countries were claim...
  • Independence Colonists Act British
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    There were many events that led up to the idea of independence. If I had to choose three I would first choose the Proclamation Line of 1763, then the Sugar Act of 1764 and finally the Stamp Act of 1765. The Proclamation Line of 1763 was set to the Americas where colons its could not cross over the Appalachain mountains. At frist the colonists were fine with this and thought of it as a way to ease the minds of the indians. When Britian decided to expand it's army into the west with 7, 500 men the...
  • Revolution Colonists Parties Problems
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    One way a Revolution ignites is by a government being unfair to the people. Like the way King George was being with the colonists, the way he was taxing the colonists by passing the acts like the Stamp Act and Sugar Act and all the other acts he passed to tax them. That causes people to rebel just like the colonists and then it starts problems and the problems only get bigger and bigger until it gets out of control and does exactly what happened when America was founded. Another way a Revolution...
  • The Colonists Vs The Third Estate
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    "The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed." This quote by Alexis Carrel explains the reasoning behind the French and American Revolution. Although the revolutions have some differences, they have many similarities. The American Revolution had differences from French Revolution. For instance, colonists loved the Americas. They grew tobacco and corn and lived wonderf...
  • Declaration Of Independence Power King Colonists
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    Abstractions In Power-Writing- Abstractions Abstractions In Power-Writing- Essay, Research Paper Abstractions in Power-Writing- There are many abstractions in the Declaration of Independence. These abstractions such as: rights, freedom, liberty and happiness have become the foundations of American society and have helped to shape the "American Identity.' Power, another abstraction that reoccurs in all the major parts of the Declaration of Independence plays an equally important role in shaping "...
  • American Independence Britain Colonists America
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    There has been a lot of things that led to American Independence. Many things were done by both the colonies and Great Britain that all built up to the Declaration of Independance and the Revolution. Economics, religion, society, and government all had parts in the American Independence. Economics was a big issue with the colonists. The King of Britain issued many unfair taxes on them. He taxed tea, stamps, and other things. The money from the taxes went into the King's pocket and he also used ...