The Events And Ideals Of The United States Of America Essay

1929 Words Oct 9th, 2014 8 Pages
Beginning in the mid 17th to 18th centuries an event known as the American Revolution gathered speed and took off, leading to the ensured independence of the United States of America. However, it can be argued that this occurrence was indeed not an outright revolution due to its drawn out nature and slow, developmental road to the actual physical revolution. These causes leading up to the war for independence include economic, cultural, and political circumstances. These economic events and ideals leading to colonial independence include the abrupt start and end of salutary neglect, the overthrow of the dominion of New England, the Quartering Act, and the Navigation Acts. The cultural events and ideals leading to colonial independence consist of the increased immigration thus a mix of cultures, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”, the Great Awakening, and the Enlightenment. Lastly, the political events and ideals leading to colonial independence include the Glorious revolution, Intolerable Acts, Declaration of Independence, and 2nd Continental congress. To begin, America’s progress towards independence and was shown through the economic nature of the abrupt start and end of salutary neglect. This era of colonial history contributed to a spreading idea that an aspect of their processes (economy) allowed them some freedom. In the years following the implementing of salutary neglect, British exports and American imports grew tremendously (165% and 400%, respectively). As well as…

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