Do you remember when your parents used to always tell you what to do and they expected you to do it? I know it's your job to respect your parents didn't it just made you want to run away, right? This is the same concept for the colonists to declare their independence from Great Britain. Many factors led them to do this drastic performance but it is the heart and soul of what our country is today.
The colonists started off as a very independent area. They had a rule of salutary neglect, which is a policy of non-interface allowing the colonists to do as they wish. The people who supported this rule are called Patriots. This term will be heard throughout the cause of the American Revolution.
French and Indian War
The British were at war with the French leaving them with huge debts. The British were scrambling for options so they placed taxes on the colonists. The colonists were shocked.
American colonists didn't like all of these sudden changes in their lifestyle, so a meeting was held in Albany, New York between the Colonial Delegates and politicians. Ben Franklin proposed a Union of Colonies with the power to levy taxes, raise troops, and regulate trade. This deal was called the Albany Plan which was sent to the King of Britain. Never did they think that the King would reject this idea.
The war was over, and the British won. The two nations signed a peace treaty called the Treaty of Paris. This treaty gave Great Britain new area in Canada.
After the war, Native Americans were giving the British some trouble with complaints and riots. Hopefully to win friendship with the natives, Great Britain place The Proclamation of 1763 which ended all settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains.
These events made the colonists indifferent about the freedom being taken away. Through all of which has been going on, little did the colonists think they would be at war with the greatest army at their time.
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