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Revolutionary war

Post  martha hildreth on Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:45 pm



The American Revolution was sparked when the British authorities increased taxes on the American colonies. Violence began when British soldiers started shooting at a group of demonstrators and killing five men near Boston, know as the Boston massacre of 1770. In 1773 some Americans boarded British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. More than 90,000 lb. were lost today they would cost about 17,000 dollars. affraid

The Brithish Parliament’s clever idea to give the Indians a monopoly on the exportation of tea to America was a key contributing factor to the revolt. This way the Colonies would have to pay less for tea, and if they decide to pay the duty taxes on the imported tea then they would be accepting Parliaments right to tax them. Americans began a boycott, this affected Britain’s economy and where forced to lower the price of tea, this made the Americans angry because they weren’t willing to pay taxes if they didn’t have a say in the creation of taxes. The revolutionary war ended when the British signed the treaty of peace in Paris on 1783, they obtained this agreement with help of the French that became a powerful ally. Exclamation

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Re: Revolutionary war

Post  Ulises De Leon on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:35 pm

Well, the United States would be a completely different place if the American colonies hadn’t of beat the British. I’m glad the American colonies won because I think the USA is a great pace. At the time the British army was one of the best. They were very skilled and experienced. The American colonies didn’t have much experience in war but luckily they had the French army on their side. If the French didn’t ally the American colonies they might have not won the war. Very Happy congratulations
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