Submitted By kberry42990
U.S. History 119
September 20, 2012
Why the Revolutionary War was Revolutionary
The American Revolution was the war for American independence from Britain. Britain was using the colonist’s money to fuel their economy and pay off their taxes by taxing the colonists unfairly. From being taxed unfairly, the colonists started the American Revolution which took place during the last part of the eighteenth century. The thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from British rule, combining to become the United States of America. The American Revolution had historic consequences. The American Revolutionary War was revolutionary because the colonists fought back against Britain’s government and in the processed gained freedom from Britain and their blasphemous taxes. Colonists felt they deserved all the constitutional rights of Englishmen. The British, on the other hand, felt that the colonies were created to be used in the way that best matched the crown and parliament. This quarrel is in material form in one of the rallying mottos of the American Revolution: “No Taxation without Representation.” Similar to such a cry, is the announcement, “The demand for no taxation without representation was the primary force motivating the American Revolutionary movement, and for many it became a symbol of democracy;” eventually saying that the American Revolution, as well as the colonist’s wrath towards Britain, grew out of mounting, nonstop limitations positioned upon the colonies by the British.
The British had complete supremacy over the thirteen colonies until 1776, when the colonists formally confirmed their independence. Until then, the colonists felt that they were being taken advantage of cost-effectively, as well as politically. Despite the protection and opportunity that Great Britain provided, the colonists felt…...