AP United States History
September 25, 2014
Revolutionary War DBQ Essay
As the American Revolution began to evolve, the American colonists began to realize that the colonies were separate from the British and actually a united group over a course of 100 years. They began to develop their own political, cultural and economic beliefs, which showed the tremendous differences between the colonies and the British value on how a country should be ruled and run.
Economic struggles during the colonization period leading up to the revolution included the Stamp Act which imposed a direct tax on British American colonies and required that most printed materials in the colonies are produced and manufactured on stamped paper from London, with a embodied revenue stamp on the paper, the Declaratory Act which repealed the Stamp Act but allowed the British to use the declaration to warrant that Parliament’s authority was the same in America as in Britain and there authority to pass laws were the same. The decline in taxation after several attempts to decline Britain rule over the Americas from the Stamp Act to the Boston Tea Party affected Britain’s economy and also there main source of trade income. To conclude with the Prohibitory Act, a retaliation effort to counteract the rebellion in the Americas, the British issued a naval blockade against American ports, starting what would be the revolution. (Doc A, B)
Political interference and status in the colonies was always a riot. The House of Burgesses was ruled by Parliament and the colonists had no right to choose what laws were established or what laws they would see fit. The first continental congress, a convention of colonists from 12 colonies met to discuss the unfairness of the British rule after the Intolerable acts were passed. The second Continental Congress met after the beginning of the Revolutionary war to take efforts into their own hands. By creating armies, strategies, appointing...
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