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Pointing the finger of blame at any one country when speaking of war is a difficult task Each country must take responsibility in the beginning of the conflict Although there is never one country responsible for starting warfare there is an opinion that one side is more at fault for its beginnings From an early age children in America are taught that the British were responsible for pushing the colonies to rebel and declare independence from their mother country When looking at both sides of the argument I still believe the British were to blame for igniting the flames of revolution Many people will argue that the British were fair in the treatment of the early American Colonists and provided for them as they did for their countrymen remaining in England In my opinion the colonies were thought of as nothing more than an early day sweat shop By this I mean that the colonists were basically used to work the land to provide crops which were normally imported from other countries to England Since they were considered Englishmen and their lands considered property of the crown the British could pass laws taking from them their basic rights as men The British thought of the colonists as their primary asset in their practice of mercantilism which at times may have been profitable for the colonists Ultimately it became a primary reason for the beginning of social unrest among the early Americans The colonists were like children who were told that if they dont disturb their parents they could do anything they wanted While when it became convenient the parents Britain came in and started putting restrictions on them As many in their position the colonists rebelled against the new found interest in the societies they labored to build that for so long went unnoticed The following paragraphs will explain in detail how Britains neglect of the American colonies and its use of them lead to
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