The cause of the American RevolutionThe reason why it all started was because of taxes. They were taxing the people and the people didn't like that to much. The tax that made the people start the American Revolution was the Tea Tax. A group of colonists dressed up like native Americans and dumped the tea in the ocean. We call that the Boston Tea Party.
War and British DefeatThe relationship between the American colonies and the British Crown was complex and turbulent.
The Americans were mostly farmers that used guerilla warfare to fight since they know how to defend themselves like the British, did with their war training.
American Thinkers And RevolutionThere are four American thinkers.
-Thomas Pain Thomas Jefferson wrote The Declaration of Independence and he was all for religious freedom. Also he was our third president of the United States.
The Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 by congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies of Colonial America. The document was signed by the 56 delegates to the Continental Congress. The document stated the reasons the 13 American colonies wanted to be free of Great Britain's government. The American colonies had been at war with Great Britain for over a year when the document was signed.
Articles of ConfederationWhile the U.S. Articles of Confederation was a plan of government based upon the principles fought for in the American Revolutionary War, it contained crucial flaws. It had no power of national taxation, no power to control trade, and it provided for a comparatively weak executive. Therefore, it could not enforce legislation. (http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-articles-of-confederation/)
Nationalism in AmericaNationalism: Extremely patriotic or full of pride.
The Americans were very proud of their defeat over the British.
American Bill of Rights (And Constitution)The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on government power.
Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and he states kept any powers not given to the federal government.