Great Awakening (1730s-1740s)
The Great Awakening was a sort of religious revival that swept through the English colonies and was a reaction against the Enlightenment which had started due to the mass of wealth and greed of the church and upper class, leading to up to the American Revolution by inspiring an idea of democracy and independence in the colonists. It connected the colonies by a religious bond and made many colonists feel they were equal because they united to protest the greed of the church and upper class, which was the sentiment of the protestant religion craze. This freedom and equality that came with all the classes was completely opposite of the British’s idea of equality …show more content…
British troops not only helped the colonists to fight the war, but were stationed in the colonies for protection after the war. After the war, the English had lot of debt. Therefore, Britain needed money to pay for the troops that had helped the colonists fight the war. The British Parliament decided to tax the American colonies to help pay for the troops. This led to the American Revolution by taking money away from the colonists without them getting any say where the money goes giving them another reason to revolt. The colonists were not happy with the new taxes and began to protest these new taxes and laws. They said they should not have to pay British taxes because they had no representatives in the British Parliament. They began to protest "No Taxation Without Representation." With the loss of this war, the French became allies with the colonists. Additionally, this led to the start-up of the idea that collectiveness gives the colonists more power.
Treaty of Paris 1763 (February 10, 1763)
The Treaty of Paris 1763 led to the American Revolution by increasing the taxes put on the colonists by Britain. Alternatively, the newly conquered British lands were too big for the British to protect. Another reason is that it made the colonists and French interact and become better friends after the French were defeated by the British. This gave them an ally that would stand up to the British.
Stamp Act (March 22,