Dbq On The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America. While no one event can be pointed to as the actual cause of the revolution, the war began as a disagreement over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonies felt they should be treated. Americans felt they deserved all the rights of Englishmen. The British, on the other hand, felt that the colonies were created to be used in the way that best suited the crown and parliament. 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. The colonists benefited from their wealth and strength. The British navy became the best when it destroyed the Spanish Armada. Therefore, the colonists were provided with a lot protection from the Native Americans, Spanish, and French. Thousands of
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