1 Joshua M. Brandon Lee, Michelle D. American History 04 March 2019 The Importance of Valley Forge The Revolutionary War was the result of the Colonists being fed up with England. The group of people that left England left to be free from England’s control. The colonies had to follow laws that England passed, and they were tired of not having an input on these decisions. This caused tensions to rise, and kick started the Revolutionary War. The turning point of the War was the knowledge learned at Valley Forge. The Revolutionary War is the result of multiple Acts being passed without the colonies having a say so. Great Britain needed a way to get back the money they spent on the French and Indian War. The British government decided to tax the Colonies to help pay for the debt that was created from the previous war. One example is the Stamp Act of 1765, which increased the tax on all official documents. Documents like passports, newspapers, and deeds all needed a stamp. This Act was one of several Acts that England passed to help pay for the war efforts. Another aggravating Act is the Townshend Act of 1767. This Act changed the limited power that the colonies had. Before this Act, the Colonists would pay the English Officials. Once the Townshend Act got passed, the royal officials were now being paid through the taxes they received on different items. Not only had the Colonist lost the little control they had, they also had to go through the English troops antagonizing them every chance that they got. The Act that pushed the Colonists over the edge was the Tea Act. This Act taxed all tea from the East India Tea Company, and caused the Boston Tea Party to occur. All of these Acts caused an uproar in
2 the colonies so England sent over a substantial amount of troops to enforce these laws that were passed. This only escalated the situation. The last straw was when British troops were sent to
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