The Indian Independence Movement And The American Revolution Essay

1808 Words Apr 3rd, 2015 8 Pages
Thesis:

The Indian Independence movement and the American revolution have their similarities and differences. Throughout world history there have been many different revolutions, some being successful and some being total failures, the two I am writing on were successful, and they changed the world as we know it forever.

American Revolution:

The American Revolution was much more than a revolt against British taxes and trade regulations. It marked the first time in history that a people fought for their independence in the name of certain universal principles such as rule of law, constitutional rights, and self rule.

The roots of the American Revolution can be traced to the year 1763 when British leaders began to take what ultimately was not theirs from American colonies. Once good relationship between Britain and the colonies became increasingly problematic. Britain’s land policy prohibiting settlement in the West irritated colonists along with the arrival of more British troops. The most serious problem was when the British came to get more money to expand there fastly growing and empire.

Attempts through the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts to raise money rather than try to control the trade with already enraged Americans in the colonies. Tensions increased further after Parliament passed the Coercive Acts and the First Continental Congress took the first steps toward independence from Britain. Before the colonies gained independence, they had to…

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