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C375 Survey of World HistoryTask 4 Brooke BrowningA.)The American Revolution was not triggered by single event. It was a combination of small events over a long period of time that made the colonies independence likely. The American people were getting sick and tired of being controlled by the British rulers. Over manyyears of war, the British had accumulated a substantial amount of debt. But, the British had moreproblems than just debt. The American colonies were growing quickly, and they had a hard time keeping track of everything. So, that left the outside colonies unwatched and uncontrolled. Even though they won the war, there was no celebrating going on because of all the demands the colonists were being faced with.(Acrobatiq,2018) Not all that settled in the original Thirteen Colonies were from England. Pilgrims sailed from The Netherlands, Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany, and parts of Africa. That is were wego the term the melting pot because all different cultures live together in the new land. These Pilgrims settled all up and down the east coast. These people brought with them all their hopes and dreams of living in the new world. Many of these people were very disappointed because their aspirations were not met. Some were living in poverty and became slaves. While others were wealthy land owners and politicians. At this time, the colonies were still under British rule even though they were all individually and successfully their own colonies.
(Acrobatiq,2018) Back overseas, the British Government felt that the colonies were living life way too easy; and that they were not contributing what they should be to help pay off their debt. In the British’s way to reduce debt, they were continuously imposing taxes on the colonists. The