Essay On The Causes Of The American Revolution

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The 13 colonies, that would eventually become the United States, had long been under the rule of Great Britain. For many years the colonists and leaders of Great Britain had a formidable relationship with one another. However as time went on the colonists realized the wrongdoings of the parliament and demanded change. The American Revolution didn’t just happen out of thin air, there were events for years that caused the uprising of the colonists that resulted in the war. If we take a closer look at this time period before the war that eventually results in our freedom from British rule we can see these wrongdoings and how those might have impacted society in the many years after the war. In this essay we will take a look at the cause of the …show more content…
In reality, we know that the war was started long before the first gunshots of the Revolutionary War rang out. Actually the revolution started with the last shots of the French and Indian War in 1763. This was a very costly war to Great Britain in many ways. The most devastating cost was the monetary loss that was incurred from fighting the war. Great Britain thought that since the war was fought for the protection of the colonists that they had the obligation to pay for some of the major costs of the war. This seems like a very logical reason for the Parliament to impose taxes on the colonists. For the first year or so after the war, the taxes that were imposed were accepted as they were created, but in the year of 1764 the Sugar Act started to raise some eyebrows with the colonists. The Sugar Act was put in place to prevent the colonists from trading for cheaper molasses to produce rum because this was hurting Great Britain. It also raised the tax on other imported objects such as sugar which was not taken well by the colonists. This was just the beginning of the unhappiness with Great Britain in the

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