of the Revolutionary War
American people were strongly independent. They wanted to
do things for themselves. Great Britain was a long way
away. The American people didn't want people an ocean
away telling them how to live their lives.
British government decided to make the American colonies
pay a large share of the war debt from the
and Indian War.
and other taxes, the British tried to collect taxes that
the American people considered harsh.
American people also thought that they should be able to
send their own people to Britain's Parliament or at least
vote for Britain's lawmakers.
combination of the harsh taxes and the lack of an
American voice in Parliament gave rise to the famous
phrase "taxation without representation."
and others called for an independent America, colonies
free from British rule and interference.
started stockpiling guns and ammunition in violation of
British laws. Their defense of such a stockpile led to
the shots fired at Lexington
and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
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