Essay about The American Revolution And The War Of Independence

836 Words Apr 6th, 2016 4 Pages
The American Revolution is one of the most historic events for the United States during the 1700’s. It was the turning point in history for America, and it changed the world completely. “The American Revolution began in 1775 and ended in 1783” (SOURCE 1). The conflict first began as a result of growing tensions between American colonists and Great Britain, and escalated until a war broke out. The American Revolution is also known as the U.S War of Independence, and is the reason America has its independence today. For several years before the American Revolution began, tensions were high between American colonists and Great Britain. The British government was attempting to raise taxes all throughout the country, which consisted of the 13 colonies at the time, and colonists were strongly against this. Some of the taxes the British government were attempting to enforce were the Stamp Act, which was taxes on paper and important documents, the Townshend Act, which was a tax on revenue, and the Tea Act, which was a tax on tea. Colonists who were strongly opposed to these taxes organized protests to voice their opinion and demand these acts not be enforced. One of the most famous protests is known as the Boston Massacre. “The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts”(SOURCE 1). British soldiers were called to a protest which was quickly becoming out of hand. In the process of trying to stop the protestors, three people were shot and killed on the spot…

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