The American Revolution : The Road To The Revolution

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The Road to the Revolution Rayanne Edwards The Road to the Revolution was the product of 40 years of abuses by the British authorities that many colonists regarded as a threat to their liberty and property. The Revolution resulted from the way the colonist interpreted events. “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it” that quote was from John Adams.“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war, let it begin here’’ - Captain John Parker, 1175. Captain John Parker was an American colonial farmer, mechanic, soldier, and colonial militia, he faced British troops on Legington common; he was in the revolutionary war he died in Bunker Hill because, what is called Tuberculosis. Between 1650 and 1696, British Parliament passed a series of Navigation Acts limity colonial trade by using the system of mercantilism; it forbade the colonists from trading specific items such as sugar and cotton with any country other than England. Colonist will protest about the unfair taxes and requirements they were expected to follow under the NAvigation Acts England responded to these protest by saying it would benefit everyone because, there was a steady market for these goods in England. Not all colonist agrees. Some colonist resorted to smuggling items in and out of the overall treatment by the British. The British and the colonist the colonial militia will defeat the French, Native-American and the
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