The American War Of Independence: The Age Of Independence

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Some may say “The shot heard ’round the world” began the American War of Independence On the night of August 26, 1765, an assault on Thomas Hutchinson, chief justice and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts was a small episode in a series events that launched a half-century of protest and political upheaval throughout the Western world. This historic era that came to be known as the Age of Revolution.
The true crisis began in 1760 when George III claimed the throne of Great Britain. No one on either side of the Atlantic envisioned that within two decades Britain’s American colonies would separate from the empire in a brutal uprising. The government in London wanted to make British rule effective and systematic, and to raise funds for war and it’s empire. Little did they know the war would be from it’s own people. Due to the widely accepted theory of “virtual representation”- the
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April 1755 was described as "The outbreak of war" when British soldiers marched from Boston to Concord to claim arms stored their. Paul Revere and other riders warned the local leaders of the British soldiers approach. It was British soldiers vs. The armed citizens of Massachusetts no one knew who fired the first shot, but that single shot as Ralph Waldo Emerson called it, was "the short heard 'round the world". Britain declared the colonies in a state of rebellion. It was a fight between Loyalist and Royalist. The oncoming years resulted in the Dunmore Proclamation(1775) which states "Any slave who escaped to his(Lord Dunmore) lines and bore arms for the king would be granted their freedom", The declaration of Independence(1776), Balancing power, the entering of blacks into the revolution, The battle of Saratoga(1777), and the war of the south. But in January 1781 Victory was finally achieved with the Yorktown campaign and two years later the Treaty of

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