The American Revolution was a watershed shed in world history because the country of Great Britain lost a valued colonial possession in North America and more important, indicated the beginning of the slow decline of the British Empire…
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The successful outcome of the war for the colonials also showed a great military power can be defeated by the ragtag guerilla army composed mostly of militia members who were essentially farmers and ordinary citizens. This is an event that could have been prevented only if the British monarch at that time used common sense and listened to the voice of the colonial people and the war could have been averted. It is not hard to imagine how a disciplined British army could be defeated by irregulars or part-time soldiers raised by George Washington and taught in the use of hit-and-run guerilla tactics learned from the native Americans or the red Indians. The American Revolution was in fact a war for independence because the American people already had more than enough of all the accumulated grievances and aggravations they suffered under an autocratic British monarch. The Americans got tired of always complaining and not being heard; their previous grievances were all practically ignored and they were looked down as second-class citizens with little or no rights at all to demand what is due them in a supposedly reasonable form of enlightened rule. It is an amazing turn of events because the two combatants were not equal in power in terms of men, war materials, experience, and logistics but the American Revolution is an example of what is called as an asymmetric war. The two belligerents did not have the same war strategy or military tactics either. It was the Stamp Act of 1765 passed by the British parliament which had contributed significantly to the outbreak of hostilities in the American Revolution. Discussion There were already many grumblings from the American colonial people prior to the actual start of the American Revolution and the British monarchy could have taken heed of these complaints but it chose not to hear these valid complaints but instead chose to ignore them. It is a twist of fate that the Stamp Act of 1765 could be the so-called “final straw that broke the camel's back” as the old adage goes, because prior to this onerous or burdensome new tax, there were a good number of British official acts which drew anger and adverse reaction from the Americans. Among these previous laws were the series of Navigation Acts which restricted shipping and the resulting trade between British colonies and other countries, the intent being to force a business relationship that is mainly favorable to England only, the Molasses Act of 1733 which imposed a six pence tax per gallon of imported molasses, and followed by the Sugar Act of 1764 imposing a lower three pence tax per gallon of imported molasses to ensure a better tax compliance. All these parliament acts were intended not only to raise much-needed revenues for the government expenses associated with maintaining its various colonies but also to ensure that its monopoly on trading with the colonies is tightened as it is a very lucrative business indeed and England does not want other foreign countries as competitors. The Stamp Act of 1765 was really a way to raise new taxes for the maintenance of a standing army in North America just in case a new war breaks out and this army was intended as a deterrent. This latest act of 1765 imposed a direct tax on most printed materials used in the American colonies like on all legal documents, in newspapers, magazines, and books by requiring the use of a special paper embossed with a logo of the British revenue stamp. In effect, this new act was a form of direct tax on the colonies. The Stamp Act o
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He succeeded in injecting patriotism in the bloods of the Americans which finally helped America in fighting against the British rule and in getting freedom. He has been labeled as a corset maker (a specialist in tailoring corsets) by trade and a journalist by profession
The small rebellion that arose due to the passage by the crown of the Stamp Act precipitated the crisis and provided a kind of dress rehearsal for the argumentative debate that would eventually lead to war. More precisely, the Stamp Act rebellion represented a last-ditch effort by the colonists to increase their own freedom and independence within the confines of their relationship with the crown before, in failing to achieve the end they sought, they were forced to throw off the crown entirely and declare independence.
The main reason or circumstances that led to the War of Independence in 1763 to 1775 that ultimately resulted to American Independence through the Declaration of Independence was not the intention of the British government to reduce America to a condition of slavery.
Revolution is usually defined as a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favour of a new system. Revolution also takes place with desire for independence. There are thinkers present in every society who give direction to the thought process of the society.
Thus, few, if any, Americans played more important roles in the American Revolution than Washington, Adams, and Jefferson. Speaking about the American patriots, it is important to speak about women and common citizens who supported the new ides and ideology.
As the British government attempted to increase more taxes, tension also increased among the colonies that led to them questioning their relations with Britain to resists such colonial injustices (Great
etween 1763 and 1783 saw the Americans fight the British soldiers in a bid to seek their independence in what was termed as the American Revolution (Frank 65). The paper will explore in detail and using examples the basic cause and nature of the American Revolution and why it
They thus wanted to make colonists in the Americas to foot the cost and help in the payment. British policies introduced during the process of the revolution were intended to raise revenue to pay for the cost of