The Dissatisfaction of the British Rule Led to the Disapproval of the Americans Which Resulted in Revolution.

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The dissatisfaction of the British rule led to the disapproval of the Americans which resulted in revolution.


The American Revolution was one of the most significant events that took place, because of its influence on other colonies and countries that soon followed in the United States’ footsteps on the path to independence. The American Revolution lasted from 1774 to 1789. The American Revolution was carried out in 4 phases. Firstly the continental Congress met in 1774 banning trade to the British, drawing up a declaration of rights followed by the training of its people (militia) or ‘’Suffolk Resolves’’. Secondly the Continental Congress met for the second time in the year 1775 and they decided on going to war with the British which took place between 1776 and 1783. Thirdly, on the 4th of July 1778 the Declaration of Independence was signed which sent the strongest signal of American defiance to British rule. Finally, the fourth came with the defeat of the British and the Americans going on to establish their own system of government. The American society was at this time in a state of social unrest and great dislike for the British and its actions.


The American society was furious as the British taxed them on almost every commodity they had on the market. It started with the British policy changes then a series of different Acts came into the picture. This caused tensions to rise within America’s society.

Preceding the taxes, Britain has some policy changes after the Seven Years War, where she neglected America during the war and decided to regain control of her colony. As a result of this, British parliament approved the placing of an armed force in America in 1763. It was difficult for Britain to regain control of America after the war.

The Sugar Act was passed in 1764 which was in fact a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. The First Lord of the...
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