Argumentative Essay on American Revolution

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American Revolution

American Revolution Essay
From 1763, Americans had only to be convinced that an arbitrary ruler-whether Parliament
or King-was violating their inherent rights, to feel that rebellion was justified. This
conviction was bred in them by the series of events that occurred between 1763 and 1776.
The language used to protest the British Acts was legal, and political. But the primary
cause of the Revolution is economics.

In theory the colonists accepted the principle that natural laws rather than royal decrees
should govern the economy. In practice only the southern colonies were bound to England by
the tobacco trade. The New England and Middle Colonies, unable to find markets in Britain,
found prosperity by trading outside the empire. Any attempt to stop this trade would lead
to rebellion and consequentially ensued. The idea of mercantilism where the channelizing
of all trade through England, was a restriction upon economic prosperity of the New
England colony.

The major cause for revolution within the economic theory is of economic subordination of
colonies to England. The Grenville Ministry passed a number of acts, but the main act of
provocation to the colonists was the stamp act. The stamp act was protested upon the
principle of "no taxation without representation". The stamp act was affecting virtually
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