The Battle Of The American Revolution

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On April 19, 1775, tension between the American colonies and Great Britain had reached its breaking point as fighting erupted at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. These battles marked the beginning of the American Revolution, where the colonists sought freedom from King George III of England and Parliament. After fighting for years to gain their independence, the American colonies won the war. Even though the colonists faced several disadvantages during the American Revolution against the British, the determination of the soldiers, knowledge of the land, assistance from the French led the colonies to victory. During the mid-1760s, Great Britain was drained in debts due to the French and Indian War. Hostility between the American colonies and the British was rising, after Great Britain began to tax the colonists on numerous resources. Throughout the 1760s and 1770s, Parliament passed a series of laws taxing the colonists on different goods such as stamps, tea, glass, and more. The colonists were outraged with the treatment they were receiving from the motherland and began to respond through extreme measures. For instance, after colonists protested against the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts Parliament kept the Tea Tax, infuriating the colonists. Since the colonists did not have a say in the taxations they were responsible for from Parliament, they began to rebel against the British through violent demonstrations. For example, one of the biggest events was the Boston Tea…
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