The American Revolution

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The period prior to the American Revolution saw the formation of the thirteen colonies through which United States was governed as a British colony. The actual revolution refers to a period through which a political upheaval was experienced, and this was through the period between 1765 and 1785 (Irvin, 5). During this time, Americans rebelled against the aristocratic and monarchies instituted by the British in the thirteen colonies. The rebellion led to the overthrow of the government of Great Britain through which the United States of America was founded. Bad taxation policies, as well as intolerable acts of conflict like the Boston massacre and tea party, were the main reasons that made the colonies to rebel.
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots ' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the
Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.
The escalation of the ‘intolerable’ acts brought together the representatives from all the colonies with the exception of Georgia in a bid to discuss their reaction towards the British rule and this became what was called the ‘first’ continental congress. Philadelphia was the place where the representative met for the first congress in 1774 (Rakove, 389-390) on September 5 to October
26, 1774 at Carpenters ' Hall. It was only the delegates from Georgia who were not allowed to attend by the then…
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