The Founding Leadership Truly Caused America 's Independence

1981 Words Oct 19th, 2014 8 Pages
Arielle Devorah
Mrs. McCall
AP US History
19 October 2014 Although there are debates on whether the founders leadership truly caused America 's independence, or they were simply a group of elitist liberals with personal interests, without the unparalleled leadership of the Founders in the Revolutionary period of America, we would not have the America we live in today. We owe the preservation of our rights, the constitution, the branches of government, and the whole notion of independence to the leadership and steadfastness of the Founders. They worked tirelessly through meetings, the creation and implementation of certain ideas, and their notable actions, which caused the United States to become an independent nation. The founders were significant people who organized the Continental Congresses, which served as the government for the thirteen colonies, and other meetings that would be deemed necessary to solve problems brought by the British. Britain had been issuing certain laws such as the Stamp Act, which taxed many of the goods the colonists used. This measure angered the colonists, because it was passed primarily to pay the royal officials, who in their mind, didn 't do very much. Thus James Otis cried “No taxation without representation!”, and suggested an intercolonial meeting. With this, the Stamp Act Congress convened in 1765. Although it was a failure at first, with only nine of thirteen colonies present, and many delegates already split into radicals and…
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