Decades of conflict followed, starting with the revolt as a result of the Stamp Act in 1765, leading to the eruption of war in 1775. The search for independence was a result of political, social, and economic factors such as the use of America as merely a subject land, made for the purpose of English wealth, the overall lack of representation the colonists had in government, and the emerging liberal and republican ideas as a result of the Enlightenment. Tension between England and the colonists stirred a hunger for liberty and a desire for freedom and was brought about by radical reforms, military battles, and the forming of a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution. The political aspect of the American Revolution was a result of Britain’s suddenly tightened control over the governing of the colonies. When they won the French and Indian War, England had to make a few reforms.
In 19th century America, shipping was the pillar holding up the states’ economy. When Great Britain began to use impressment of the American sailors and fuel hate against American settlers by providing the Natives with guns, President James Madison along with Congress declared war. June 1st 1812 marked the beginning of the 3-year war that would ultimately be fought for the soul of America itself. The war of 1812, in accordance with Bradford Perkins, was called “the strangest war in history” because the United States waged a war that the nation was not prepared for, and although the Americans suffered major losses, the war ended up uniting the people of the U.S. and prompting manufacturing in the young nation. The War of 1812 is also considered an unnatural war because the Treaty of Ghent ended the war but resolved none of the issues that started it.
Seldom can it be said that complex historical events have simple causes. This is certainly true with the American Revolution. However an exploration of the events prior to the Revolution reveal that the Stamp Act of 1765, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party were the most important causes of the revolution. The Stamp Act of 1765 was a law that was put on legal documents such as newspapers, pamphlets, court documents, licenses, wills and ships cargo lists and it required an affixed at stamp as proof that tax has been paid. The stamp act was plainly ad simply to raise money, the act extended to the colonies the system of stamp duties then employed in Great Britain and was intended to raise money to lower the cost of maintaining the military defenses of the colonies.
In 1760, George III became the King of England and attempted to make more direct use of the powers of the monarchy. As a result, there was frequent government instability in the 1760s, as George clashed with the Whig ministers. 20 years later, disaster struck. There was a government crisis during the later stages of the American war, and George’s position was seriously threatened. Eventually, the Treaty of Versailles confirms the independence of the 13 American colonies, and Britain is humiliated.
As a measure to defend the actions of Congress, a list of specific grievances against the king was included in the document. The closing paragraph announced that the colonies would be free and independent states, and that the United States would operate as a sovereign nation. The Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. John Adams suggested the date be commemorated every year as “the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty...” The signers of the Declaration were keenly aware that they might be signing their own death warrant. On September 17th, 1787, the final draft of the Constitution of the
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 American Revolution was inevitable. The social, political, and economic oppression of the colonists made Americans maintain the spirit of revolution. The Tea Act and the Stamp Act made the Americans improve their beliefs of the revolution. Additionally, the proclamation by King George III disappointed Americans after their fight in the French-India War. The paper describes the events of the American Revolution that support the statement that the revolution was inevitable.
The British imperial policies between 1763 and 1776 intensified colonials’ resistance to British rule and their commitment to republican ideals and popular sovereignty. The reversal of the policy of Salutary Neglect and other policies placed upon them: the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts led to insurrection in the colonies, the sons of liberty and the Stamp Act Congress, the Boston Tea Party, and the First Continental Congress and the Suffolk Resolves. The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
England during the seventeenth had got more countries under their control than their European counterpart especially France, which them to be regarded as Great Britain especially after their unification with Scotland. Great Britain was in America with the claim to protect them from the French, before turning her to one of their colonies. Great Britain has been with colonial wars with France for a long period of time, they see the French as potential rival in the colonial market, especially in control of America. The two countries engaged in a sever years’ War (1756-63), with the victor y of Great Britain but it caused them lots of money, the British government considered the American colonies should contribute to the reduction of that debt, t
As England tried to hold its grip on the becoming independent colonies, Britain was in need of a centralized colonial government that should have been established from the beginning. Due to the great distance between America and England and its inefficient policies, the colonies had a great deal of freedom. When Britain decided to enforce their influence and rule on America following the Seven Years War, there was many areas of disagreement that eventually lead to the American Revolution. Following the victory of the French and Indian War, Britain gained control of half of the continent by the scratch of a pen (94). Britain's national debt doubled during the course of the war and the cost of extended empire cause a dramatic increase in the cost of living.