American Revolutionary War


Were the Colonists Justified in Their Rebellion against
England? Did They Have an Adequate Cause for Revolution?
Starting after the termination of the Seven-Year’s war,
by the Peace of Paris, England repeatedly violated the
American Colonists’ rights. A series of events, happening
between 1763(ending of the Seven-Years’ war) and 1775
(starting of the revolution), could be taken as motives for
the American’s revolution. The Americans claimed that
through both, the Sugar Act (1764) and the Stamp Act
(1765), the British dishonored their rights to taxation.
The Townshend Acts also infuriated the Americans, and as in
all other circumstances, they were willing to fight for
their ...

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taking care of their taxation. They did not want
taxation without representation.
The Townshend Revenue acts of 1767 were another
justification for the Americans’ rebellion. This taxed
imported goods, such as paper, glass, paint and tea. The
Americans felt again that their rights were being
dishonored. The Colonies lead by the Massachusetts assembly
tried to figure out ways to get around the Townshend Acts.
The Americans surely refused when asked, by the parliament
to revoke the circular letter passed by the Massachusetts
assembly. This created more unity among the colonies, which
added to the Acts, were one more justification for their
rebellion.
The Coercive Acts, passed in 1774, were the biggest
justification for the revolution. They were known as the
“Intolerable Acts.” The Acts closed the port of Boston,
restructured the Massachusetts government, allowed British
officials to be tried in court in either Canada or Europe,
and allowed troops to ...

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