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Critique of the American War for IndependenceStudent’s NameCourse number and nameDate
1As the Americans celebrate the revolutionary war, the debate still rages on whether it wasan act of treason or that of justified rebellion. It is argued by historians that the founding fathers knew that they were committing an act of treason.1Perhaps, this is why the five delegates were tasked with drafting the Declaration of Independence, which included the statements of grievances of the colonists. Although, there have been judicious contentions from both sides of the argument, the historical facts detailed in this essay point towards the claim that the revolutionary war was an act of treason. The Justification ArgumentIn the view of the American patriots, the British parliament was intent on reducing the growth of the colonies. Further, it aimed to protect its economic interests at the expense of the colonists. Westward expansion was restricted by royal officials. They levied taxes without the consent of the colonists that, in the American perspective, were not justified in the representationthat the colonists had in Britain.2There was also the presence of a large British standing army in the colonies, which increased the colonists’ unease with the British influence over their freedom. The colonists were concerned about the fact that the British Crown had expanded its imperial bureaucracy in the colonies. The West was made to be a preserve for Indians and FrenchCatholics. It infringed upon the liberties granted to them as British citizens, freedom of speech,

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