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Causes of the Revolutionary War

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The French and Indian War
Paul Revere
Causes of The Revolutionary War
The Midnight Ride
of
Paul Revere
One of the most well-known events leading up to the Revolutionary War is the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was told to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn the colonial leaders that the British regulars were coming to attack them. He used lantern signals to let the colonists know if the troops would be coming by sea or by land. He arrived in Lexington at midnight after he had ridden through the countryside warning people that the British troops were on their way. Paul Revere was joined by William Dawes and Samuel Prescott who helped him to spread the message. Even though Paul Revere was captured, he was able to warn the colonists and saved many lives because of his midnight ride!
Conclusion
As Britain tried to have more control over the colonists the colonies became more joined together because of their new thought to be independent. All the taxes( including the Stamp Act,Townshend Act, Sugar Act, and the Tea Act ) had pushed the colonists farther into protesting and the question of liberty. People who liked the idea of independence from Britain, often suffered the consequences sent by Parliament, such as the Coercive Acts.Mostly, the outcomes of those colonists' protests ended in deaths, arguments, and punishments. Some people thought that Britain had too much control over them. They thought Britain's king was being unjust and abusing his power. Others thought Britain was just trying to keep order in the colonies. Plus those people wanted security from Britain. Some had family in Britain, and if they went to war to declare independence, they would be declaring war against their relatives. The multiple perspectives of the colonists would have a major outcome that would either keep things the way they were, or start a war for independence.
Bibliography
http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/real.html
Paul Revere
Paul Revere was a very important person in history. He was born on January 1, 1735 and died on May 10, 1818. From the start, Paul worked as a silversmith by trade. He was also known for his artistic abilities. Paul's illustrations were seen in political cartoons, books, and illustrations. Paul Revere was important to our country, because he bravely rode to towns Lexington and Concord to warn the colonists that the British were coming to attack. This famous event was known as "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. He was captured along the way by British soldiers, but his friends who accompanied him in the ride, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott,were not captured and spread the word to the colonists.
By : Margaret C. Mitchell
The French and Indian War was a conflict between Britain and France. They were both fighting for control of land on the banks of the Ohio River. Whoever got that piece of land could control the area. The banks, also called the Forks of Ohio,was where British troops first attacked the French soldiers in 1754. That first small battle had started the war. Each country wanted control of the Forks of Ohio because of all the natural supplies there. The French and Indian War ended in 1763. The Peace Treaty of Paris was signed, giving almost all French land to to the British. Britain was now the most powerful empire in the world. After the war, Britain owed large debts due to the money they had used on soldiers. They decided to tax the colonies to get back the money they needed. The colonists, who had fought for and supported the British, were unhappy about being taxed and wondered why they had even been on Britain's side. They also felt more apart from Britain. That feeling would later make them declare independence from their home country.
The French and Indian War
The tea tax on the colonies was important because when Parliament passed the Tea Act, it looked like the colonies were getting cheaper tea but the tea was still being taxed. This added to the colonies protests to British rule. The British passed The Townshend Acts in 1767, which taxed among other things tea in order to pay British subjects. The colonies were not happy with being taxed and not voting for this tax. It united the colonies with a common goal to be independent from Britain.
The Tea Act
Santella, Andrew,
The French and Indian War,
Minneapolis, MN, 2004
Paul Revere was a very important person in history. He was born on January 1, 1735 and died on May 10, 1818. From the start, Paul worked as a silversmith by trade. He was also known for his artistic abilities. Paul's illustrations were seen in political cartoons, books, and illustrations. Paul Revere was important to our country, because he bravely rode to towns Lexington and Concord to warn the colonists that the British were coming to attack. This famous event was known as "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. He was captured along the way by British soldiers, but his friends who accompanied him in the ride, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott,were not captured and spread the word to the colonists.
Causes of The Revolutionary War
Stein, R. Conrad
, The Boston Tea Party,
Canada, 2005
www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/teaact.htm
en.wikipedia.org
www.cr-cath.pvt.k12.ia.us
www.mountvernon.org
www.revolutionary-war.net
nowacademyg203.org
www.earlyamerica.com
The tea tax on the colonies was important because when Parliament passed the Tea Act, it looked like the colonies were getting cheaper tea but the tea was still being taxed. This added to the colonies protests to British rule. The British passed The Townshend Acts in 1767, which taxed among other things tea in order to pay British subjects. The colonies were not happy with being taxed and not voting for this tax. It united the colonies with a common goal to be independent from Britain.
Conclusion
As Britain tried to have more control over the colonists the colonies became more joined together because of their new thought to be independent. All the taxes( including the Stamp Act,Townshend Act, Sugar Act, and the Tea Act ) had pushed the colonists farther into protesting and the question of liberty. People who liked the idea of independence from Britain, often suffered the consequences sent by Parliament, such as the Coercive Acts.Mostly, the outcomes of those colonists' protests ended in deaths, arguments, and punishments. Some people thought that Britain had too much control over them. They thought Britain's king was being unjust and abusing his power. Others thought Britain was just trying to keep order in the colonies. Plus those people wanted security from Britain. Some had family in Britain, and if they went to war to declare independence, they would be declaring war against their relatives. The multiple perspectives of the colonists would have a major outcome that would either keep things the way they were, or start a war for independence.
Bibliography
The Midnight Ride
of
Paul Revere
By : Margaret C. Mitchell
https://archive.org/details/MusicOfTheRevolutionaryWar
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