Against gibsons claim the war was not the only cause

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Against Gibson's Claim The war was not the only cause of the revolution. First Americans had an independent way of thinking. During the 18th Century, most theorists questioned the role of the church and many other things including the government's politics (Kelly, 2017). Individuals such as Benjamin Franklin read about Puritan instructions. They started arguing that all men had equal rights. Consequently, they felt that they did not have to follow all the laws and rules set by the colonizer. Colonial legislatures also played a significant role in triggering the revolution. They allowed the colonies to be independent of the crown since they could pass laws and also muster troops. As time went by, colonies started to feel like the powers were rights. Nonetheless, Britain did not support this notion, and therefore it tried to limit some of the powers. Officials and soldiers from Britain gained more control over the colonies, and thus corruption emerged. Soldiers were allowed to conduct searches in homes and ships, and most of them took advantage of the same. Most colonists felt this was not right and thus they became rebellious. In conclusion, the above issues would also have triggered the revolution even if the war had not taken place.
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CASE BOTH FOR AND AGAINST GIBSON’S CLAIM 4 References Kelly, M. (2017). The Root Causes of the American Revolution . ThoughtCo.
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  • Fall '14
  • Prof.Oyawa
  • Benjamin Franklin, American Revolution, Native Americans in the United States, Stamp Act 1765, GIBSON’S CLAIM

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