The Causes Of The American Revolution

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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 …show more content…
Shortly after the war began, France joined in and took sides with the colonists. Later on in the war Spain and the Netherlands joined forces with the colonists and France, and together the countries took on Great Britain. “Several battles, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Long Island, and the Battle of Yorktown, were some of the key battles and turning points of the war”. Although the war was beneficial and ended in American gaining independence, many lives were lost in the process. “Overall, the American colonists lost roughly 8,000 soldiers, and Great Britain lost about 24,000 soldiers” (SOURCE 2). “The war finally ended with Great Britain surrendering at the Battle of Yorktown on October 19, 1781, and Britain signed the peace treaty on September 3, 1783” (SOURCE

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