Causes and Results of the American Revolution

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Mr. Dougy G

American History


Causes and Outcome of the American Revolution

The American Revolution supposedly began on April 18th, 1775 and ended on January 14th, 1784. The American Revolution did not start when the first blood was spilled at Lexington and Concord in April of 1775 and it did not end when the Treaty of Paris was signed by the United States and Great Britain or when congress ratified the treaty in January of 1784. The war started long before with the Proclamation of 1763 and ended well after when the House of Representatives voted to locate the national capital. This paper was designed to inform the reader of the key causes of the American Revolution such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. As well as inform the reader on the major outcomes of the war such as The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Although each will be equally described in detail, the recollection of the events will be relatively brief. At the end, the essay will leave you with one question on your mind, "If the colonist and King George III responded differently to each others actions would the American Revolution have occurred?" The causes and outcomes of the American Revolution are the most important information you need. The fighting that goes on during a war are not as significant as the reasoning for the war and what comes from the war.

The first key event that caused the American Revolution was the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was when colonial workers were shot and killed by British Troops during their protest to the Stamp Act and Declaratory Act. The Stamp put taxes on all printed items, including; newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, licenses, almanacs, dice and playing cards...