Who Fought In The American Revolution ?  

Numerous Acts and events led to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775. The colonists were forced to pay huge amounts of taxes. They did not have any representation in the British parliament. They were forced to take care and attend to the daily needs of the British soldiers. Imported products were heavily taxed forcing the colonists into extreme poverty. The Battle of Lexington led to a tragic loss of eight colonists. A mass uprising against the authoritative rule of the British led to the War of Independence that lasted for eight years until the Untied States of America was formed in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Thirteen colonies (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Delaware, New Hampshire, Georgia, Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland) under the British rule took part in the Revolution. While a few were completely against the colonial rule, others sided with the British. A few others remained neutral until the very end. With immense help in terms of man power and resources from France, Spain and Netherlands, the colonists were finally able to break free from the clutches of the British rule and craft their victory.

Many historians conclude that the dream to have a free and untied America would have been a distant reality were it not for the continued help from other European countries stated above. The Spanish and Dutch armies were busy attacking the British on the Europeans shores making it extremely difficult for the British to receive more resources in terms of manpower, money and military goods. A constant attack on the American soil by the French and the colonists led to the fall of the British Empire.

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Why Did The American Revolution Happen ?      The American Revolution lasted for eight years leading to the culmination of the British rule on American soil. While there were numerous events and incidences that sowed deep enmity and hatred between the colonists and the British, the continuous suppression and unjust treatment meted out to the colonists led to the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent War in 1775. More..




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