Part 3 of 5
As you know, Britain wanted us to pay them back their money. But we didn't give it to them, so, they taxed us crazily to make up the money. We boycotted and eventually they taxed us just to show who's boss. In 1774, the first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, PA to try and find a way to get rid of these taxes.
In 1787 we wrote the U.S. constitution.
So, how did these events make America?
Well, in the first one on the list Britain started trying colonize the "New Land" which became their goal for several more centuries since they failed their first one.
Next, several centuries later, we squabble with France over the Ohio River Valley leading to the French and Indian War. After, Britain is in debt since they put in all their money into winning. We don't pay them back and this is ONE Seed of Revolution.
Third of all, in 1774 we try to get rid of all the taxes that Britain was putting on us. All these taxes made us angrier and got us closer to the edge of the American Revolution.
In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, we FINALLY declare independence from Great Britain which means we are officially our own country, America.
In 1787 we tear up the Articles of Confederation and write the U..S. Constitution. Later in 1791 we add the Bill of Rights for the citizens of America. These rules are what hold our country together.
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