The American Revolution

1542 Words Oct 13th, 2015 7 Pages
In the event of the American Revolution, the general feeling of the colonists can be understood by reviewing the acts of the British Parliament, and how it affected the british subjects across the Atlantic. While some argue the actions taken by American Patriots were completely radical, one can understand that, while this is truly an unprecedented event, it is also quite justifiable. The 7 Years War caused the British to place levies on its colonies, but failed to do so in a manner that appealed to its subjects. In opposition, Americans reared up and acted with utter disdain towards its head of state, and went out of its way to pull away and form its own government, a movement never before witnessed by subjects of the British Empire, Following the French and Indian War, Britain, in order to finance debts, enforced certain acts on the colonies. Among these included the Proclamation Act of 1763, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, and Declaratory Act. In the Proclamation Act, King George III felt weary of the cost of protecting colonists from skirmishes with the Native Americans, and prohibited any westward colonisation into the newly acquired lands past the Appalachians Mountains. The Colonists felt this was unfair, as they had done much of the fighting in the war that gained them the new lands, and were now forced to avoid them. Mad at their government, they argued they should be provided protection and the fact that they were not receiving it created a feeling of…
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