Essay on Revolutionary War

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Revolutionary War



U.S. History: Revolutionary War

I agree that the British did more to lose the Revolutionary War than the Americans did to win it.

A few things triggered the Revolutionary War between the British and the colonies (who
were later joined by France and Spain). One of them were the Coercive Acts. The Coercive
Acts included the Boston Port Bill, which closed down many Boston Ports until the bill for
the ruined tea was paid and the Administration of Justice Act, which moved the trials of
colonial merchants to Great Britain. If Great Britain had really wanted to win the
Revolutionary War they would have signed the Olive Branch Petition, that the colonist sent
saying that they wanted peace and that they wanted to stay in the empire. Instead the War
started and in order to help themselves, Great Britain promised that every slave that
fought on the side of the loyalist and if they won after the war they would be granted
their freedom. Unfortunately for the British the slaves didn't flock to join the
loyalists. Another downside for the British is that many of their

officers didn't even want to come to the colonies to fight what they though was a civil
war. Being that many of the British soldiers’ families or friends were in the colonies.

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