Revolutionary War and what Mr.Campbell's Beautiful voice taught me Antonio Jerkins

Next, the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War was a very important war for the British. British were the most powerful and advanced country it wasn't a surprise that they had won. Though during this war the Colonists and British worked together against the French and Indians and won the war. Because the French pulled out because they had bigger problems in their homeland to deal with. Then, the Natives lost big time and it became clear who had won America over.
Stamp Tax Uproar

The Stamp Act had been placed on the colonists, because the money could help pay off the British debt. This was after the Seven Years War that the British recently fought in. This angered the Americans but it just cut them even shorter of the money they barely had. Though the British were really aiming to raise revenue to support the new Military force.

Forced Repeal of Stamp Act

Although, this Stamp Act lead to violent colonial protest, because the Colonists hated this act. In 1765 the Colonists complained and stated their rights. The Colonists beg the King and the Parliament to repeal this loathsome act. Though, England ignored this act and put it to the side. This lead to a significant step toward colonial unity.

In 1773, the British East India Company was facing bankruptcy. It had 17 million pounds of unsold tea. The British gave it away to the American tea business. Therefore, it could sell it's tea at a very low price. But the Colonists saw this as a trick into accepting taxes. British enforced their law and this caused the Colonist to rise up in anger. Colonist's forced tea-bearing ships to return to England with their tea. Though, Governor Hutchinson refused to listen to the Colonists. This infuriated the Boston radicals when he ordered them not to leave until they unloaded their cargoes. Then, about 100 Bostonian's, disguised as Indians boarded their ships and smashed open 342 chests of Tea and dumped it into the harbor. This became known as the Boston Tea Party.

Townshend Tea Tax

Townsend Tea Acts imposed a light import tax on, glass, white lead, paper, paint, and of course tea. Though, the Colonists refused any taxes without representation. This concerned them more because these taxes would pay the royal governors salary. To really enforce their act the British landed two regiments of troops in Boston in 1768. On March, 5, 1770 a fight erupted known as the Boston Massacre.

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battle of Lexington was a military conflict between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America. The battle took place on Wednesday, April 19, 1775. The Battle started the Revolutionary War and the "shot heard round the world". However this was because General Thomas Gage, the military governor of Massachusetts, was aware that the colonists of Massachusetts Bay were preparing for conflict. Then, General Thomas was instructed to disarm the rebels and imprison the leaders. And this plan worked mostly because the Colonists won and had a lead in battles to come.

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Americans held off two British charges, but were finally forced to retreat on the third charge. The British suffered heavy losses with 226 men killed and 828 more wounded. The British gained control of Breed's Hill. And this caused the Colonists to lose some of their land and set them back a little ways.

Capture of Ticonderoga

There weren't many British troops located at the Fort. The Americans stormed the Fort at dawn while the British troops were still sleeping. They captured the Fort without a single shot being fired. In capturing the Fort, the Green Mountain Boys captured 78 pieces of heavy artillery including 59 cannons. These cannons were later moved to Boston and played a major role in driving the British out of Boston.

The Treaty of Paris was signed in Paris, France on September 3, 1783. This ended the American Revolutionary War, and gave the colonies their independence from Great Britain. The 13 states were now free to join together and become the United States of America.

Declaration of Independence

The main purpose of America’s Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain. The Revolutionary War had already begun, and several major battles had already taken place. The American colonies had already cut most major ties to England, and had established their own congress, currency, army, and post office. Congress agreed and began plans to publish a formal declaration of independence and appointed a committee of five members to draft the declaration.

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