Referat United States War of Independence It is also called AMERICAN REVOLUTION or AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. It is the insurrection by which 13 of Great Britain s North American colonies won political independence and went on to form the United States of America. The 13 colonies that became the USA were originally colonies of Great Britain. By the time the American Revolution took place, the citizens of these colonies were beginning to get tired of the British rule. The British government decided to make its North American colonies pay more of the costs of governing and defending them, so rebellion and discontent were rampant. In 1763 and the following 12 years Britain imposed a series of new taxes on the colonies that aroused heated opposition. In 1764 the British for the first time imposed a series of taxes designed to raise revenue from the colonies. The tax, whose official name was the American Revenue Act, became popularly known as the Sugar Act. One of its major components was the raising of tariff on sugar. The act was combined with a greater attempt to enforce the existing tariffs. Colonial protests forced the British to scale back the tariffs. The Quartering Act, forcing colonists to provide housing and food for British troops, followed the sugar tariffs. In 1765 a Stamp Tax was enacted. It imposed taxes on all legal documents (e.g. marriage licenses and newspapers). The colonists responded with vocal protests. Not only did these taxes hurt their pocketbooks, but also ...
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