History Essay

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The Revolution of 1776 was not a true revolution, but a switching of British Tyranny for American Tyranny. The American Revolution was a war between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies. It had started when there was conflict between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain, about how Great Britain treated the colonies versus how the colonies felt they should be treated. This conflict is embodied in one of the rallies as “No Taxation without Representation” and has made a long lasting impact on the history of America. The Revolution of 1776 was not a true Revolution because it did not benefit people such as women, Blacks, Indians and poor people. “ Where most people lived, there was a conflict of poor against rich, one which political readers would use to mobilize the population against England, granting some benefits for the poor and many more for themselves”(Zinn,p.62) The British government started to raise revenue by taxing the colonies. They passed a serious of acts such as the Sugar Act in which they taxed sugar and the Tea Act in which they taxed tea. The Colonist responded to this by boycotting and by dumping tea into Boston Harbor. This proves that The American Revolution wasn’t really a Revolution because not everyone could benefit from it. They only people who could really benefit from it were rich people and whites. On January 10, 1776, a man named Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called common sense. In it he describes his own visions on a government in which elected representatives would have complete supreme power “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government even in its best state is but a necessary evil”(Zinn, p.69) Paine represented a strong central government. This shows that there was no form of democracy and also that the American Revolution wasn’t really a fair or true revolution. Thomas Paine seemed to believe that such a

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