The colonist of America to their self no bigger believed they were or wanted to be British citizens so the Americans dragged Britain in 1775 by starting the revolution and the creating their own government in 1776. The French revolution on the other hand was start by a group out of the third estate made of merchants, artisans and professional known as the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie brake out in revolution due to tour major events: desire for a wider political role, the wish for -restraints on the power of clergy, monarchy and aristocracy, population growth and the Poor harvest of 1787-1788. The methods taken by the Americans and the French to achieve revolution were just as different as the causes of each revolution. On the American
This conflict is embodied in one of the rallying cries of the American Revolution: “No Taxation Without Representation.” And similar to such a cry, is the statement, “The demand for no taxation without representation was the primary force motivating the American Revolutionary movement, and for many it became a symbol of democracy;” ultimately saying that the American Revolution, as well as the colonist’s rage towards Britain, grew out of increasing, continuous restrictions placed upon the colonies by the British. The British had full power over the thirteen colonies until 1776, when the colonists formally declared their independence. But until then, the colonists felt that they were being taken advantage of economically, as well as politically. Despite the protection and opportunity that Great Britain provided, the colonists felt they were abusing their powers by creating unfair tax laws and regulations. Great Britain had one of the most powerful empires in the world.
Yet the British had the opposite in mind, the British were now concentrating more on their American colonies, and planned to levy more taxes to gain more revenue for all the loss during American wars and balance national debt of England. This disagreement would end an era of salutary neglect, under which colonist had relative freedom. After imposing regulations on the English Mercantile system on what could and could not be grown in American colonies, and placing limits on what could be bought. On the insistence of France, in East India the French were permitted to return to their posts, but they were forbidden to maintain troops or build forts in Bengal; India virtually passed to Great Britain. In Africa France yielded Senegal to Great Britain.
Significance: This vicious cycle caused economic and political unrest, ultimately weakening Africa’s economic, political and social stability. 1775 - The American Revolution Causes: New British laws were passed that regulated trade and taxes. The new laws created tension between the imperial officials and the Colonists. Effects: The Colonists signed the Declaration of Independence, won the Revolutionary War and were separated from England. Significance: The United States to this day remains a democracy and has set a standard for Democratic freedoms worldwide.
America’s decision to declare independence form Great Britain was both due the change of economic policies and to the development of refining life and liberty. After driving the French out, with help from the Indians and British troops, colonist began to quarrel with Parliament’s insistence of testing the limits of their power in North America. Their control was made difficult when residents decided to smuggle and boycott goods. Eventually, the colonies resistance and loss of patience would lead them directly to independence. The Proclamation of 1763 was the first to anger the colonist.
Revolutionary Americans resented the economic restrictions, finding them exploitative. They claimed the policy restricted colonial trade and industry and raised the cost of many consumer goods. In his 1774 pamphlet, "A Summary View of the Rights of British America, " Thomas Jefferson asserted the Navigation Acts had infringed upon the colonists' freedom in preventing the "exercise of free trade with all parts of the world, possessed by the American colonists, as of natural right." Yet, as O. M. Dickerson points out, it is difficult to find opposition to the mercantile system among the colonists when the measures were purely regulatory and did not levy a tax on them. The British mercantile system did after all allow for colonial monopoly over certain markets such as tobacco, and not only encouraged, but with its 1660 regulation was instrumental in, the development of colonial shipbuilding.
Taxation without representation was the main reason for their rebellion. The thirteen colonies established a body of government to form individual self-governing states. The British sent over troops to regain direct rule. The colonies fought back which caused the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political and intellectual unrest.
The American Revolution was clearly more of a movement to implement enlightenment ideals. What can be perceived as conservative about the revolution is only its beginning, when the Colonists realized they needed to take action against the unfair taxation and the other things that separated them from the British. But that was merely what made them feel they needed to overthrow their government. The Declaration would’ve eventually come along anyway, still heavily based on Enlightenment ideals. Without those Enlightenment ideals it would’ve been believed that it was fine for the British to continue what they were doing.
To me and many others the Revolutionary war was very radical. The American Revolution was as radical as any revolution in modern history, for it replaced monarchial authority with representative government and created a society that was far more democratic than even the founding fathers had anticipated (Stories from PA). The radicals of the colonies did not want to be held under British rule any longer. They
The British throne, trying to pay off it's war debts and for the cost of protecting the colonists from local Native Americans, decided to impose taxes on the American colonists. There was the Revenue Act of 1764 (known to the US as the Sugar Act) that taxed sugar, silks, and wine, the Stamp Tax (imposed later because the Revenue Act did not bring in enough money) which taxed local papers and print services. The