The Causes of the Revolutionary War - Viewpoints of federalists, antifederalists.

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The Road to Revolution

The American Revolution was a great turning point in American history. When The American Colonies were first established in the new world, the colonies needed a lot of support from Britain, their mother country and ruler. The thirteen original colonies; Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia were split up into three different regions. These regions; New England Middle colonies, Southern colonies, were very interdependent and they also depended on Britain to survive. As time passed, however, the Colonies started to be able to survive on their own. For example: they began manufacturing goods, trading, and establishing their own government. Britain, on the other hand, was not pleased with this. The King passed laws and acts to prevent the colonies from developing further and breaking apart from the rule of the King of Britain.

Also, The Colonies had to carry out the war between France and Britain that was fought in Europe in the new world.

When the French and the American Colonies got into conflict, the French and Indian war started. This war was one of the events in colonial history that eventually led to the revolutionary war. This was a war fought between the American Colonies and the French and Native Americans as allies. After the war was over, Native American leaders called for a meeting. In the meeting, they infected the Colonial Leaders with smallpox. A major outbreak of smallpox started and when Britain and the Parliament heard the news they took immediate action. In 1763, The Parliament passed the Proclamation of 1763. This stated that Colonists could not pass through the Appalachian Mountains and could not move, explore or settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists were truly enraged...