In this essay, I will be talking to you about the American Revolution. I will discuss the laws passed by the English, how the Americans reacted and my opinion about the war.
There were many laws put against the colonists. The English enforced these laws to raise money, gain control, and punish the colonies. Such as the Declaratory Act, this stated that Parliament could make laws binding the American colonies. Another act placed was the Sugar Act, it inquired that the colonists must pay extra for non-British products shipped to the colonies. Many, if not all of these taxes, infuriated the colonists.
The Americans retaliated by boycotting what the taxes covered. For example, the Townshend Act initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. In return, the colonists decided to discourage the purchase of British imports. By 1770, the Townshend Act was cut back to only taxes on tea.
I believe the war could have been avoided. My reasoning is if the British weren’t power hungry and respected the Americans, the Americans wouldn’t feel the need to stand up for themselves. In all actuality, the colonists were already buying goods from the British, so the British could have left well enough alone. Instead, the American Revolutionary War broke out. In conclusion, the British were very unfair to the Americans. Without backing down, the colonists were able to remove the acts and turn things around for the better. Victoriously, the colonists won the American Revolution and created history.
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