The American Revolutionary War

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American Revolutionary War

By: Mindy Sutton


Essay, Western Civilization

War's start for a reason sometimes a simple reason or even an outrageous reason. Was the American Revolutionary War started by colonists committing acts of treason or was it by British tyranny? The American Revolutionary War was caused by British tyranny. The colonists had to pay the King, which was against the bill of rights. In Boston the British soldiers were shooting into the crowd of the colonists. Colonists were not allowed to print their own money.

The colonists having to pay the king, which was going against the Bill Of Rights. In source #9 it states that "That from and after...[November 1, 1765,].... there shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto his Majesty, his heirs, and successors, throughout the colonies and plantations in America which now are, or hereafter may be, under the dominion of his Majesty, his heirs and successors."

which in a easier saying it means that as of November 1st, 1765 money shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid to the king. In source #9 it also states that "several duties were granted, continued, and appropriated, towards defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the British colonies and plantations in America" which means that the colonists should have to pay for the expenses of the British colonies and plantations in America. All these acts go against the Bill of rights which therefore the British were committing tyranny.

On top of the colonists having to pay the king for the expenses of the British Colonies and plantations in America there was also a "Massacre" in Boston, where the British soldiers shot into a crowd of colonists.In the engraving by Paul Revere in source #1 it shows the British soldiers clearly shooting into the crowd...