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Chi NguyenHistory 10603.050Dr SolonickEssay 1 – Take home TestAmerican Revolution through the Treaty of Paris in 1873The American Revolutionary War was the armed conflict between Great Britain andthirteen of its North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independentUnited States of America. One of the most important causes of this American Revolution wastaxes. In order to pay off the debt that the Britain had incurred during the French – IndianWar, the British government decided to put several tax acts on American colonies, such asStamp Act and Townsend Act. Angry with these high taxes set by a foreign government thatkept control their economy, thirteen North American colonies protested against “taxationwithout representation”. Ideas of the revolution started from then, with the Battles ofLexington and Concord (when the British heading to destroy a colonial arms depots inConcord Massachusetts) marked the beginning of the actual American Revolution. From thefirst shot fired at Lexington, the war broke out and the Revolutionary War covered theconflicts and battles fought during the American War of Independence.The Revolutionary War had begun. On May 10, 1775, the Second ContinentalCongress convened at Philadelphia with no legal authority and no resources. The Congress