Cause for American Revolution Essay

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Cause for American Revolution

Cause for Revolution
On July 4th 1776, a committee, formed to draft a letter to the King of England,
formally signed a document containing a list of demands and statements of position that
ultimately started the Revolutionary War. This action was not popular with all the
citizens of the colonies but the majority of the people were in favor of it and the cause
prevailed. This declaration was a poke in the eye of England and forced them to try to put
the colonies in their place and reestablish the Empire.

Many events led up to the split between the colonies and England. When England
claimed a portion of the new world for its own they had to inhabit it to enforce its
claim. The easies way to do so was to allow groups searching for religious freedom to
colonize the new world and enforce England's claim. As the colonies began to prosper and
succeed English parliament subjected them to a series of harsh laws and taxes. England
believed that these laws and taxes were just because of their cost to govern and provide
military protection for the Colonists.

The most expensive military action that England engaged in on behalf of the Colonies was
the French and Indian War. In and effort to keep France from claiming land that England
desired and needed for further expansion they were forced to send troops overseas to the
new world and fight to protect the Colonies. This was a tremendous financial strain on
England and they felt that the colonists should repay the empire in full. The only way
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