American Revolution Research Paper

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American Revolution Research Paper

The reason I chose the American Revolution as my topic was mainly because to me I thought it was very relevant subject to speak upon and not many of us have knowledge of how we even became the United States of America. Basically the American Revolution was one of many steps taken to develop our democracy type of government that we do have today. Also it tells about how the original thirteen broke away from the British harsh government taxes. To be honest I chose this topic simply because it was and I’ve done a report on this back in grade school. These are the causes that led up to the war (not the signing because its already prior knowledge)

Proclamation of 1763
“On October 7, 1763, King George
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When the East India Company sent shipments of tea to Philadelphia and New York the ships were not allowed to land. In Charleston the tea-laden ships were permitted to dock but their cargo was consigned to a warehouse where it remain until it sold by patriots in order to help fiancé the revolution. In Boston, the arrival of three tea ships ignited a furious reaction.” (3)

The crisis came to head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled out about the wharf where the ships should leave the harbor without the payment of any duty. Stalemate, the committee reported back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was early evening and about 200 men, some disguised as Indians, assembled on a near-by hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by two to the wharf, descended upon the three ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.”(3)

Most colonists applauded the action while the reaction in London was swift and vehement. In March 1774 Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which among