American Revolution Essay

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Adam Bost The American Revolution Many countries have wars that affect them in one way or another. The outcome is different, the outcome of any war can totally change the way of life in a country. A war that made a great impact on the United States of America was the Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary war was the United States moving towards independence. The main causes of the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre, the Quartering Act and the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Massacre refers to an incident of where many civilians were either killed or injured by the British Redcoats. “This happened on March, 5, 1770, a crowd of Boston boys and men surrounded a number of British soldiers and began taunting and cursing them while they pelted them with snowballs.” (Document 4) This had all started when the British had started shooting civilians and then later only finding out that they had killed all these people in this riot. This was one of the causes for the American Revolution. After this incident the Americans wanted to have justice. The Quartering Act was an act passed by British Parliament to ensure that British soldiers would be properly fed, and kept well during the times of service in the North American Colonies. There were two acts passed during the time of the American Revolution the Quartering Act and the Stamp Act.The Quartering Act is when the Majesty told the Colonist what there expectations were while they were housing British soldiers. The Stamp Act was the British Parliament had made American Colonies, put a stamp on all newspapers and legal or official documents. This had caused unrest in the American Colonies. The Americans did not want to follow the Stamp Act. “They had to provide food for the soldiers, provide beer and wine for the troops and finally they had to provide, bedding, utensils candles and firewood.” (Document 5) The

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