Factors Leading To The American Revolution

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The things that connect the English colonies to their superiors, Britain, was that being ruled by the parliament and the British King. The way the king ruled and his laws were not up to par for the colonists because of his dictatorship and unjustly taxations. The simple thought of the English being ruled by an island that they could not even see and they also had very poor communication with. Between this and lack of the king being able to overlook the colonies, did not do justice for neither Britain nor the American colonies. Although there are many different factors that led up to the American Revolution there are two factors that were huge. The two factors that began the start of the American Revolution were the taxes and the colonies being …show more content…
The colonists were not pleased with how they were being neglected by their mother country. The king took away the colonist right to be self-governed. The colonists were also being unfairly treated compared to the people that are living in Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote a document with over fifteen reasons that the colonist were neglected by the king. One of the fifteen statements he talked about was, “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” (Declaration of Independence). Due to the lack of the king following the laws, it became easier for the colonist to rebel against the crown and the parliament. Even though the colonist believed as themselves to be English gentlemen they still were not offered the same right as the English gentlemen that resided in Britain. The Englishmen who resided in Britain were taxed appropriately and had control over their own homes and did not have to abide by the Quartering Act even though the Englishmen in the colonies had to. Thomas Paine published his pamphlet, Common Sense. This pamphlet was a huge success because it advocated independence from Britain to the colonies. With him acknowledging this, he stated that America need to break away from Britain because as long as they remained within it they would be imprisoned by them. With them being imprisoned by Britain it would prevent them from taking the final step …show more content…
I believe that the greatest factor was the regulation the king put on the colonies with taxes and the colonist not having any say so about the taxes being imposed on them. Along with this factor is that the colonist were also upset because they felt that they had no representation in the British parliament, which ultimately led to the American

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