American Revolution

American Revolution

The American Revolution (1700-1790) was when freedom from the British Empire was obtained by the Thirteen Colonies that would become the United States of America. In the term liberty vs. dictatorship, the cause of the American Revolution may be summarized. The American Revolution was a fight for freedom-loving Americans to liberate themselves from British tyrannical rule. The American Revolution is the single biggest event in the history of this country. Great Britain had a vast hold on the North American continent by 1763. In the Seven Years’ War, the British government tried to tax American supplies simply to help pay for its defense of North America from the French. For several American colonists, the issue was not that taxation were high, but the fact that they had no electoral support. The Stamp Act in 1765 was the first direct tax ever levied on the colonists by Parliament. They had to have stamps on all newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and legal records. Protested vigorously by all thirteen colonies.

The revolution was caused by no single event. Instead, it was a sequence of incidents that led to the conflict. It began as a discussion about how Great Britain ruled the colony and how the colonists supposed they must be preserved. Americans touched they were justifying all the

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Englishmen’s rights[1]. On the other side, the British felt that the colonists were formed for use in ways that fit the King and Congress best (Bailyn 2012). This dispute is reflected in one of the Revolution of America. Rallying cries: “No representation without taxation.”

It’s necessary to look at the mentality of the establishment fathers to understand better what contributed to the revolt. It also should be pointed out that this mentality was not those of the bulk of settlers. During the American Revolution, there have been no opinion polls, but it is fair to say its prominence rose and fell throughout the conflict. Historian Robert M. Calhoon claimed that the revolt was sponsored by just about 42-47 percent of the free population, whereas only 17-20 percent of the free white males stayed loyal[2]. The 18th generation is factually considered the era of the Revolution. It’s a time when the role of democracy, the role of the congregation, and other fundamental and involves helping of the social system overall began to be questioned by theorists, philosophers, politicians, and artists (Kellogg 1920).

The time was called the age of rationality, and many settlers adopted this modern way of thought. The major achievements of the Revolution were read by many revolutionary figures, like Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Baron de Montesquieu, and John Locke[3]. The pioneers obtained such modern constitutional ideas from these philosophers as the social compact, local democracy, the consent of the government, and the balance of powers (Kopel 2005).



[1] Bailyn, Bernard. 2012. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Harvard University Press.

[2] Kellogg, Louise Phelps. 1920. “Journal of a british officer during the american revolution.” The Mississippi Valley Historical Review 7 (1): 51-58.

[3] Kopel, David. 2005. “The religious roots of the american revolution and the right to keep and bear arms.” Journal on Firearms & Public Policy 17: 1-18.