The American Revolution

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The upcoming selection will give tremendous insight on the America Revolution, which also know as the War of independence. Starting with the contributing factors that lead to the rebellion of the 13 colonies. For instance, the Boston Massacre, Stamp Act of 1775, Tea Act of 1773, and the Coercive Acts designed to reaffirm Brittan’s absolute rule or authority of the colonist. With a better understanding of these events we can make our own conclusion on weather this revolution could have been avoided.

The American Revolution
The American Revolution also known as the War of independence began on April 19, 1775 because the rising tension between the colonists and great Brittan had reached its limit. The colonist believed the taxes imposed
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I believe that the American Revolution could have been prevented. Initial the flame was lit when New England’s parliament issued the Stamp Act of 1765. When the people first began to boycott, protest, and rally because they felt this tax was unjust. The British should have viewed this as a serious warning sign. The colonist did not want to be taxed by parliament without fair representation. It had the option to induct a few of the officials from the colonies into the parliament and use them as figure heads to quell the flames of the people. They could no longer give the argument that they did not have fair representation within parliament and would have to succumb to the taxes placed on them by the crown. This play could have been used during the Townshend Revenue Act, Boston Massacre, or even the Tea Act. Clearly the British had grown arrogant after defeating the French and ignored all of the clear warning signs for a …show more content…
These events started with the Stamp Act of 1765 that led to physical violence, intimidation, and even mob violence to impede the collection of the stamp tax. The British had just concluded a 7-year war that left a massive national debt, which led Brittan to see the colonies as a source of untapped revenue. Many colonists saw this as unconstitutional because they lacked representation in the parliament that had imposed this new tax. After the Tea Act of 1765 had been repealed the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed a new act, Townshend Revenue Act. Under his proposed act a number of goods where taxed in order to raise revenue to pay the salaries of the colonial governors. The colonist began to boycott the taxed goods and rebelled. Once again the government was forced to repeal the act in 1770. Shortly after the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 by a squad of British Soldiers. Although only five people died because of colonist provoking the British soldiers, it was spun in a way to fuel the anger of the people. Then came the final straw that broke the camels back, the Tea Act of 1773. Although this act lowered the price of tea in the colonies the people were still outraged at the fact that parliament was still trying to impose a tax on them without fair representation. The people of Boston rebelled by dumping the tea from the ships into the Boston harbor. As a result of the a result

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