November 19, 2012
Cause and Effects of the American Revolution
A Revolution is an alteration, crisis, or a change in Government. It usually occurs when Citizens of a certain place don’t see eye to eye with their government and become more and more frustrated with the decisions being made. The American Revolution occurred from April 18, 1775 until the treaty was ratified on January 14, 1784. The Parties at war were called the loyalists who were led by the King of England, and the Patriots who were led by George Washington. Many events led to the start if the Revolutionary War, for example the Stamp act, Townshend act, the Boston massacre, and the Boston tea party which ultimately led to freedom of the Patriots and the creation of the United States of America. The United States of America would not be here today if it were not for the many causes to the American Revolution. One main cause was the 1765 Stamp act. The Stamp Act forced colonists to pay a tax (in the form of a stamp) on printed documents, various licenses, and other goods. Colonists rebelled and terrorized British tax collectors. Another act that triggered the start of the revolutionary war was the Townshend act of 1767. The Townshend Act of 1767 authorized Parliament to issue taxes on products that were in high demand such as glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. British soldiers had to be brought into Boston to prevent an uprising. Unfortunately they failed to prevent a riot which led to one of the biggest factors that started the Revolutionary war; the Boston Massacre. Tension over the presence of British troops in Boston led to the Boston Massacre; the first episode which resulted in the loss of life. Four Bostonians were killed when Redcoats fired into an angry mob. These events were the main causes of the greatest battle in American history; the American Revolution. The effects of the American Revolution were very great. Not only did a new country form (United States...