Essay about Causes Of The American Revolution

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Causes of the American Revolution On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence, which stimulated the revolution of American freedom from Great Britain. The motives for why the colonists felt it was crucial to start a revolution of independence are contradicted by both the opinions of the British, and the opinions of the American colonists themselves. Although there are numerous documents supporting the British that state the colonists were at fault and are overreacting, the colonists had stronger arguments for their reasons of hate towards Great Britain, and their justification for righteously waging war against the British. The American colonists became fed up with everything that was unjustifiably being done against them, and the only way to be heard was to rebel and defy against Great Britain. England was a fairly rich country, and it was their choice to put in British regulars to help the colonists fight against the French and Indians, during the French and Indian war, so taking money from the colonists in the end was unwarrented. Even though it was a good idea to take money back for Great Britain’s involvement, which was what Thomas Whately tried to justify in a pamphlet called “Considerations…” where he said, “They should contribute to the preservation of the advantages they have received.” However, not only were they imposing taxes on the colonists to get more money due to the war, but all of the money was going to the…

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