Essay on War of Independence

794 Words Nov 1st, 2013 4 Pages
War of Independence

While Acts like the taxations and military occupations only provoked the Americans and started their calls for revolution, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” showed them that independence is not only possible but also necessary.
After the French and Indian war ended the American’s which were proud for being British, got stimulated by their mother country with several Acts which were made to pay back the depts of the war and to control the colonists. It was the 2nd act, the Stamp Act that began the distancing of both sides. The 1st Act was the Sugar Act which was just and invisible act and people didn’t really care about but with the Stamp Act the British had interfered colonial affairs by directly and visibly taxing them
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In Lexington nine Americans were killed through gunshots and ten were wounded. After the “battle” in Lexington the British moved forward to Concord to fulfill their job. Again they hit on 250 militia who gathered in front of Concord to defend their own weapons but when they saw that the British outnumbered them by 3:1 they retreated back into town. During the time the British carried out their order, 1000 militia gathered together at the North Bridge where they hid behind rocks and trees to attack the British when they are on their way back to Boston. Even though the militia knew that they didn’t have a good chance against the British adn did not win the battle against trained regular army they wanted at least show the British that they have the courage to fight against them for their own freedom.
After the issue in Lexington and Concord the Americans knew that they had to fight for their own freedom so many battles took place afterwards but Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” showed them how urgent it really is to win the Revolutionary war. “Common Sense” is a 46 pages long pamphlet talking about how King George III has wronged the colonists, how the government and humanity were different, and his pamphlet also had religious influences and several other factors in it. After Common Sense was published it was sold 500,000 times within a year and it opened the colonist’s eyes. After reading the pamphlet people developed the

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