American Rev

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There was 1,450,000 white citizens and 400,000 black slaves a decade before the great American Revolution. Their primarily rural and agricultural economy extended from the Atlantic to the Appalachian Mts.

Many people found it hard to be faithful followers of George III being across the ocean.

They did not want to be slaves to a so called "Mother Country" three thousand miles away. The first real sign of revolution was when parliament, (which is like our congress,) passed the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act was a written set of rules basically stating that the colonies should be faithful to the crown and work for the "Mother Country." England wanted a piece of everything that the colonies produced, attained or were given they wanted it all. The colonists especially the upper class refused to pay. The American colonies doubled in population in the nine year gap from 1765 to 1776.

They would soon outnumber the British and it was known.

How long did England think that an island could control a continent? Many historians have wondered and hypothesized about what finally drove the American colonists to rebel against their governing country. One of the most believed answers to this questions that can't be solved by one of our for fathers John Adams in 1818. He stated; "The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people......This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution." Adams basically said that even before the war fired it's first shot it already had this American outlook and mentality, that are found in our beliefs of patriotism, and the love of liberty, meaning freedom from alien mandate. It was believed that because of the colonists background from England this was why they...