The Importance Of Events Leading Up To The American Revolution

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In this essay, we will take a journey and look at all the events leading up to the American Revolution. We will look what the British did to make the colonies mad, and how the colonies retaliated. We will also look how we the US gained independence from Great Britain. We will discover key leaders from that time period that influenced the formation of the United States.

May 14, 1607 the colonists landed in Jamestown they had finally made it to the new world. The colony of Jamestown was not to succeed until a young entrepreneur by the name of John Rolfe decided to plant some illegal tobacco seeds. If he would have been caught he would have been punished by death. After he planted the seeds the colony thrived and became the first successful colony.

When Governor George Yeardley
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First the Stamp Act that taxed all printed materials. Then the Townsend Acts followed by the Tea Act which outraged the Colonist. In December of 1773 before the tax went through many Colonist dressed up a indians and boarded three ships, and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor this is known as the Boston Tea Party.

The Intolerable Acts sent the colonies over the edge, and they started gathering men to fight against the British forces. In 1775 the 2nd Continental Congress elected George Washington to lead the Continental Army. Washington was not known for his win loss column he was known for his leadership, and not being afraid to abort when he knew he would lose a battle. Then on July 4, 1776 the moment everyone had been waiting for The Declaration of Independance was signed. This lead to the start of the American Revolution.

The Revolution lasted from 1775 to 1781. Washington joined forces with the French and pinned the British up in Yorktown, Virginia. General Cornwallis was forced to surrender because he was surrounded from all sides. This forced England to grant independence to the United
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