Root Causes of the American Revolution There are many different reasons as to why the American Revolution took place. One might argue that the British oppression upon the colonists triggered the Revolution itself through unjust tax laws, land restrictions, trade regulations and political and economic differences. However, one might also argue that the differences between the upper and lower aroused conflict and social unrest, which called for revolution in order for a strong unification between the rich and the poor. Schweikart and Allen’s A Patriot’s History of the United States and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States discusses these two viewpoints as the root causes of the American Revolution. Although Zinn argues that the conflicts caused by the differentiating social classes in order to dissolve the class divisions was the main cause of the American Revolution, the “other side of the story” is told by Schweikart and Allen, as they reason that it was actually the British who unknowingly burdened the colonies with oppression, which brought about the revolution itself.
Also the document presents the triumphs and tragedies of the epic struggle on a continent placing them in a larger context in France and Great Britain global conflict. The book also offers an insight on the nature of Native Americans opposition in the evolution of American Independence. As soon as French presence disappeared, white colonists started moving aggressively in Indian territory creating even more instability in the region for Britain. The wars were so weak fought inside and outside the American continent. It created social, economic along with cultural and ethnic borders and relations reshaping its state borders due to the American Independence War fought by the Spanish, British or France.
Mark Fitzgerald 10-8-10 History Dbq The French and Indian War or 7 year was a crucial war fought between America and the British. Several changes occurred throughout this war such as political changes, economic changes, and ideological relations between the colonies. An intern colonial boundary dispute between the British and French colonies sparked a war that became imperial as well as Indian. The French and Indian war altered political changes by the fight to acquire Indian land. The economic changes altered the war was the severe taxes put on the colonists.
Emily Shum During the 20th century, European imperialistic empires were beginning to come to an end. However, in India and Africa, independence would not come so easily. Freedom needed to be fought for, and the use of civil disobedience began to emerge. Gandhi, the leader of Indian independence movements used civil disobedience (salt march, boycotts) as one of his most effective methods of protest. Indians sought to invent an identity for themselves, apart from strict British colonial rule.
European creditors forced him to raise taxes to repay loans and this caused rebellion by Egyptian Army. Britain sent army and defeated Egypt and placed it under protectorate control. Belgian Congo -King Leopold II gathered explorers, geographers, and antislavery reformers and formed the International African Association. -Henry Stanley explored Congo area and made treaties with local rulers. - At the Berlin Conference in 1885 Leopold's claims were recognized.
A key example of this would be the “Kruger telegram”, in which the Kaiser sent a personal telegram to President Kruger of the South African Republic, congratulating him on defeating British raiders. Not only did this deteriorate the relationship between Britain and Germany, it also drove Britain further away from any sort of alliance between the two. This relationship was further antagonised by the Kaiser, due to his “ill considered-statements”, such as his interview with the daily telegraph in 1908. In this interview he described Britain as “Mad Bulls” and implied that he was the only one stopping war between Britain and Germany. Not only did this increase the tension and suspicion between the two countries, but it also caused problems at home, and contributed greatly to the undermining of Bulow’s chancellorship, forcing him to step down in the summer of 1909.
The British public, army and the government themselves were not expecting such a strong resistance by the Boer tribes. This made the public question the current government. It seemed to them that the government had allowed the British army to become weak and send them into battle without preparation and also without them being healthy enough to fight, this began to give the Tories a bad name. Also the Boer war may have been a reason and incentive for Chamberlain, the sectary of state for the colonies, tariff reform campaign, which had a huge part to play in the Unionist split.
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.
The Europeans would still punish those that had already been brought into slavery. | 12. The Boers were agricultural farmers, but left on the “Great Trek” because of discontent at the harsh British rule. | 13. The British fought the Boers for the land they had and to keep them so they can tax their products.
American Civil War A Country Divided The political and controversial issue of slavery was a contributing factor and major cause of the division of the country and basis for the American Civil War (1861-1865). Federal laws contained in The Compromise of 1850, including the Fugitive Slave Act, increased existing tensions between the culturally different Northern and Southern states of the Union. The Fugitive Slave Act led to the increase of abolitionists, personal liberty laws, the Underground Railroad and the formation of the antislavery Republican Party. The Fugitive Slave Act also led to the creation of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which caused further division and confrontation between the territories. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln as President in 1860 caused the secession of the Southern states from the Union, the establishment of the Confederate States of America in 1861 and the ultimate onset of the American Civil War.