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AMERICAN REVOLUTION HISTORY REVIEW 2 American Revolution History Review Introduction The American Revolution was a revolutionary military and political struggle waged by Britain’s North American colonies against the imperial government. The protest was triggered by the decision to increase taxes imposed on the American colonial society without representation in the British Parliament. The rebellion escalated with the Boston Massacre around 1770, the burning of the Gaspee in 1772 in the Rhode Island, and the Boston Tea Party’s decision to destroy taxed tea consignments in 1773 (Washington & Army, 2014). The British authority responded by creating stringent legislative acts that effectively reduced the rights for self- government in Massachusetts Bay Colony, that made other British American colonies to support Massachusetts. In particular, protests against the British tea acts later spread to other colonies, including New York and South Carolina. What started as a civil war turned into an international conflict when the French joined in the rebellion against the British imperialists, which led to the defeat of the British Arm (Edelson, 2017). The ultimate outcome of the American Revolution allowed the country to become an independent nation, whereby the declaration of independence was done in 1776. During the war, there were numerous individuals that played a significant role in the American Revolution, among them being Benjamin Franklin. A Review of Benjamin Franklin’s History in the Revolutionary War Benjamin Franklin’s role has been identified as a unique one, due to his contributions in securing the American colony society foreign aid. In particular, his role, ability, strategy, diplomacy along with the international reputation abroad remains largely unmatched. Literally, Franklin started at the bottom as a printer and navigated his way to become one of the pillars of the American political landscape (Dull, 2017). As a printer, he published various papers which
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION HISTORY REVIEW 3 further reveal his unique sense of philosophy. He was also an inventor with one of his renowned for the Franklin Stove and also ventured into harnessing electricity. As a scholar, Benjamin Franklin founded one of the world’s best institutions of higher learning in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin used his wisdom and philosophical beliefs to promote unity and a sense of democracy in the American colonies through his position in the colonial government (Edelson, 2017). Perhaps, it is during this period that Benjamin Franklin built his image and anchored his position in the politics of the American colonies. Benjamin Franklin’s role would drastically change after he was sent to represent the 13 American colonies in France as a diplomat, a developed that significantly troubled the imperial rule. Franklin used his position to entice the French government to support the quest of American colonies to fight against the British imperialist administration. His work in Paris shaped the
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  • Summer '17
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  • American Revolution, Thirteen Colonies, american revolution history, The Declaration of Independence, American Revolution History Review, revolution history review

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