Revolutionary War

Topics: United States, American Revolution, United States Declaration of Independence / Pages: 3 (824 words) / Published: Oct 4th, 2014
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
By Deborah Schick
History 101
12/9/2013
The word revolution had been defined as overthrow of government: the overthrow of a ruler or political system. That is exactly what the Revolutionary War had successfully completed. There is no exact point during this period that would constitute the cause of the war. It could range from the French Indian War to the Stamp Act. Mainly the Revolutionary War began because there was a disagreement between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. There were series of events that led up to the Revolutionary War. First thing is the Seven Year War also known as French and Indian War was fought from 1754 to 1763. In North America, it was a decisive British victory, banishing the French from their Canadian possessions. The war also gave invaluable military experience to George Washington. This war between Britain and France ended with the victorious British in debt and demanding more revenue from the colonies. With the defeat of the French, the colonies became less dependent on Britain for protection. Next, was the Proclamation of 1763. “Proclamation declared by the British crown at the end of the French and Indian War in North American, mainly intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. In the centuries since the proclamation, it has become one of the cornerstones of Native American law in the United States and Canada.”( Encyclopedia Britannica) “After Britain imposed direct taxation on the colonies through the Stamp Act (1765), however, there were public (and sometimes violent) displays of opposition to the new law. In colonial newspapers there was also a sharp increase in the use of the term Americans to refer to the colonial population.” (Encyclopedia Britannica). Starting with the Sugar Act of 1764, then progressing to the Stamp Tax of 1765, it was the Townsend Act of 1767 and the Tea Act in 1773 that finally drove the colonists to say enough. Each

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