The United States Of The Declaration Of Independence Essay

1432 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Where would we be as a nation today if our fore fathers had not decided to break free from English rule? The signing of the Declaration of Independence was the biggest turning points in American history because it was the beginning of the United States of America. In the words of John Adams himself in a letter to his wife, Abigail, “Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America, and a greater perhaps never has nor will be decided among men, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, Independent States” (Ellis,54). Before our fore fathers decided to break free from English rule the colonies were completely controlled by and the property of England. Leading to the American Revolution England had passed what has come to be known as the “Intolerable Acts.” These acts were a major part of the American revolution because they were written and passed to give England control over the thirteen colonies. The Quartering Act, the Townshend Act, the Stamp Act, and the Tea Act are just a few of many acts passed. These acts were passed by the British Parliament to raise revenue from the British Colonies in America.
The Quartering Act was passed in 1765 after the French and Indian War (historyisfun.org). The Quartering Act did not require the colonists to house the soldier, instead it required the colonial government to pay for food, drink, and housing of British troops in North America (historyisfun.org). Britain had acquired much debt over…

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