The American Revolution

The American Revolution was a war between the British and the 13 colonies in North America that began in 1775 to 1783. The protracted repression in the form of governance without representation of the British aggrieved the colonists and stimulated the rise of republicanism and defense for liberty (Hickman, n.d). The American revolution surfaced for a number of reasons including opposition to the new taxes and trade restrictions imposed on colonists as ways of generating revenue, opposition to land settlement proclamations that prohibited freedom of settling down in certain areas such as west of Appalachian mountains, opposition to the lack of American representation in the legislative organ in Britain, and opposition to the Quartering Act.