Revolutionary War: The Causes Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolutionary War from 1775-1783 began as a war between Great Britain and the united British colonies in the North American continent through the political, diplomatic, and military successes. Although Great Britain had a well-organized army the Americans believed they would have a strong chance of defeating the British. The British had a great coherent structure of command, but the Americans had difficulties creating a new army during the war of independence. The Americans benefited from the war because they were fighting on their own grounds while the British were away from home without any resources. The first year of the first fighting the British were confused on whether or not they were part of the war and the colonial forces made the entire territory of the American colonies a battleground. April 1775 the British withdrew from Concord and Lexington where the Americans had victory over the army of General Thomas Gage in Boston. The patriots had disadvantages because they suffered in the battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. While searching for the military efforts the …show more content…
Unfortunately there were rejections by the nine colonial legislatures and others and in March 1766 Parliament revoked it. Although the Stamp Act was revoked the British thought that the colonies had to pay the royal government in the colonies. The Townshend Duties of 1765 taxed imports which caused boycotts and smugglers. The Boston Massacre of 1770 also occurred when angry group of soldiers fired into a crowd killing five people. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 which was apolitical protest from the Sons of Liberty in Boston soon led to the first continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774. The delegates wanted to impose taxes, and enforce laws. The Tea Act also allowed the monopoly of the tea trade in America. But the Americans refused and threw the tea

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