British Colonization In America Essay

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The first successful colonization from Britain was Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 which led to the colonies reaching their peak once they had been established gradually over North America. What could have been seen as the spreading of the British Empire took a turn for the worse, in Britain 's view, as thirteen colonies came together to join against what they thought was unjust taxation of the colonies. These unjust taxes are one of the issues colonists faced against the British and joined by being treated unfairly by not being allowed representation for these taxes spurred hate against the British to fester in the minds of the colonists. The abuse King George III put the colonists through was to much to bear and to much for them to go through …show more content…
The Tea Act was one of the other acts imposed on the colonists from Britain when Parliament passed a tax on British tea which would make their tea cheaper for colonists but this act lead directly to the colonists creating the Boston Tea Party as the colonists were again taxed without representation. The Boston Tea party was an event that occurred in 1773, in direct retaliation to the Tea Act, where colonists dressed as Native Americans and poured tea into the Boston Harbor as a show of direct retaliation. The colonists may have believed that doing this would show the British how much they despised their forced ruling against the colonists but it did nothing but show the British that they had to rule with an iron fist and led to the coercive acts. The Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts to the colonists, were a set of acts that took away Massachusetts self government and rights which greatly angered the colonists as self government was something they were incredibly proud to …show more content…
News of this battle spread quite fast and had shown that the Americans were willing to stand for their liberty and fight the British as much as they had to so they could get their independence. This war lasted eight years and throughout these eight years the Americans were able to enlist help from the Spain and France with the French Navy being an incredibly valuable ally to have obtained. By 1777 of the Revolutionary war many colonists during that time had come to want their independence from Great Britain and so by July 4 the Continental Congress had come to draft up the Declaration of Independence written by five men that had declared their independence from Britain and their reasons for it. Major battles that occurred during this war included the two Battles of Saratoga with the Americans winning against the British both battles and with the British surrendering at the second battles. The Americans winning these battles were a great advantage to them as their victory had prompted France to openly aid the American against the British. With the aid of the French at hand the Americans were able to better train their troops as France had sent them a Military officer to help them with their training and discipline which greatly helped the American colonists against the

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