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What first led to a revolt against British rule?

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What first led to a revolt against British rule? After defeating the French in North America, the British needed to occupy their newly acquired lands and garrison them with soldiers. They needed to raise money to pay for this, and chose to tax sugar exports. These increased taxes were bitterly resented by the Americans, who had no say in the governing of their country.

They retaliated by banning British imports and then, in 1776, by signing the Declaration of Independence triggering war with Britain. At first the British were successful, but gradually the difficulty of supplying their troops over long distances wore them down.

In 1783, Britain recognized the independence of her former colony. The fighting continued until 1815 when the position of the Canadian border was settled.

Resentment against taxes imposed on the American colonies by Britain finally led to the Declaration of Independence, and in the following war, the Americans finally gained full independence from British rule.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 04 January '12


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