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There has been a lot of things that led to American Independence Many things were done by both the colonies and Great Britain that all built up to the Declaration of Independance and the Revolution Economics religion society and government all had parts in the American Independence Economics was a big issue with the colonists The King of Britain issued many unfair taxes on them He taxed tea stamps and other things The money from the taxes went into the Kings pocket and he also used it to pay for the military which is unfair because a free people shouldnt have to pay for the British military just because the King wants to force the military on the colonists The colonists had no choice in whether or not they recieved help from the British military Britain helped them and made them pay for it Today taxes pay for the well being of the country It funds the government and the military which protects Americas welfare Religion was a big reason the colonists came to America in the first place In Britain they had no choice in religion so they came to America where they are free to practice any religion they want Although Britain allowed them to come to America it still tried to maintain almost complete control over the colonies The colonists enjoyed many new freedoms in the American colonies but Britain would not loosen its grip on them Britain refused to let them expand their colonies West of the Appalachian Mountains and it imposed many unfair laws and acts on the colonies After a while most of the colonists became fed up with Britains unfairness Some colonists on the other hand prefered the life that Britain offered them no opporitunity but definite money The people who opposed Britain wrote articles like Common Sense to persuade the other colonists to revolt Soon Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence and sent it to Britain
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