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All of these angered the American's which led to America trying to declare their independence from Britain, Also known as the Revolutionary War.Boston MassacreThe Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the The Boston Massacre is one of most important events that turned colonial sentiment against King George III and British acts and taxes. Each of these events followed a pattern of Britain assertingits control, and the colonists chafing under the increased regulation. Events such as the Tea Act and the ensuing Boston
Appendix BHIS/115 Version 33citizenryTea Party were further examples of the crumbling relationship between Britain and the colonies. While it took five years from the Massacre to outright revolution, it foreshadowed the violent rebellion to come. It also demonstrated how British authority galvanized colonial opposition and protest.Declaration ofIndependenceThe Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. An example of the Declaration of Independence was the document adopted at the Second Continental Congress on July 4th, 177During the revolution, the Declaration of Independence served solely as a motivational document for the revolutionaries. King George III dismissed it, and it carried no political clout. The signatories did risk their lives by signing it, and therefore the Declaration lifted moral, or at least the incentive to overthrow British rule.