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The Cost of Independence By Dan Schultz March 10, 2007
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In the early days of this country, 1773, several intolerable acts were pushing the colonists over the edge. Colonists were being taxed on their favorite drink; tea, however this was not the problem. They were several thousand miles away from England, and they had no representation in Parliament. In 1774 the British army put a block on the trade port of Boston. Shortly there after, in the spring of 1775, the Revolutionary war was under way. (Nash 147) In the beginning of the war, there were a lot of American men eager for independence, and willing to fight. As time went on the states were forced to acquire assistance from Native Americans, and Blacks, while the pay enticed convicts, out of work laborers, and even some British soldiers that deserted their own army. (Nash 172) Even though the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4 th of 1776, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the revolutionary war, and on September 3, 1783, the United States was officially seen as an independent country. For obvious reasons, such as America’s current independence, it is clear to see that the colonist’s benefited from the war. What happened to the other social groups who participated in the war, such as blacks, and Native Americans? Relationships between the Americans, Indians, Blacks, and British had been altered forever. When war was over where did these different groups stand in society? Colonists had finally achieved what they were striving for. Their main accomplishment was the freedom of forming their own governments: The Articles of the Confederation. They broke ties from the crown, and by 1780 all twelve states had written their own constitutions. (Nash 181) This was considered a dangerous task, because if the
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