Essay about The Revolution Of The American Revolution

1272 Words Dec 13th, 2015 6 Pages
A revolution is an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which the thirteen colonies broke from the British empire and formed an independent nation. The Latin American Wars of Independence were the revolutions that took place during the late 18th and early 19th centuries and resulted in the creation of a number of independent countries in Latin America. These two revolutions were fueled by feelings of nationalism due to oppressive rule from Britain and Spain, such as with the restrictive mercantile system. Enlightenment ideas also nurtured the colonists of America and Latin America’s desire for independence and self-rule. Although these revolutions were similar in the fact that the colonists wanted to achieve change, they differed in the social aspect as a cause. In Latin America, there were numerous social issues that contributed to this idea of revolution such as the discontent among the Creoles due to the social hierarchy as well as the legitimacy crisis. A main cause of both the American and Latin American Revolution stems from the oppressive rule of the mother countries’. Both colonial empires, Spain and Britain, used the policy of mercantilism to regulate trade throughput the colonies. Mercantilism is a form of economic nationalism with the goal of building a wealthy and powerful…

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