american revolution Essay

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In the 1760s and 1770s the British imperial rule faced resistance and rebellion from Americans. The British imperial faced the same struggle the French faced against the British protestant, the Whig’s, ideology and belief. The Franco-American alliance forged in 1778 declared the opponents of the Whig and protestant as their enemy. The Briton renounced some Britons who were against the imperial rule while celebrating those who stood by the British imperial in the crisis. The resistance in the long run resulted to an American nation in the same time strengthening the Britons patriotism to Great Britain.
In 1780, American Patriots community led by Samuel Huntington met their French allies at a soldier’s funeral as the American war for independence approached (Rivington’s New-York Gazette, 1780). Samuel Huntington during the service agreed to be sprinkled water upon him by the Catholic Bishop which was viewed as a symbol of opposing the British protestant. The British imperial suggested that the Americans were coned by the Catholic Church to such agreement. The imperial viewed these events as traitorous through print media in all of its colonies. The British imperial declared United State an enemy of the crow.
In the wake of the crisis, the American Patriots responded by destroying General James Wolfe’s monument, which was erected by the British as a remainder of their victory on the French in 1759 (The New Hampshire Gazette, 1759). The American citizens backed the American Patriots by rejecting the British political culture and identity by deeming the backward and oppressive. The congressmen who were at the funeral had also opposed the British protestant along with Samuel Huntington pledged their loyalty to him too. These revolution acted like a catalyst to other thirteen colonies of the British imperial. In the other hand, the revolutions galvanized Britons to support the Great Britain (J.G.A. Pocock, 1999).
During this period, both the wealthy and black slaves were asked to declare their stand in the crisis. The merchants and the black slaves were either to stand behind the British imperial or behind the American Patriots (Assembly of Jamaica, 1765-1783). Loyal Britons pledged their loyalty to the British imperial in exchange of public positions with a great example being Benjamin Franklin who was appointed as a governor but deposed after the collapse of the British rule. Wealthy merchants pledged loyalty to the British imperial because of the trade routes the British imperial was controlling in its colonies. Black slaves were offered freedom if they fought shoulder to shoulder with British army against the American Patriots (John W. Pulis, 1999).
The push for the independence of the United States by the American Patriots community was built on the accounts of social injustices, corruption within the British imperial offices, economy pressure that raised from the dealings of the British imperial and personal conflict (Bernard Baily, 1992). The American Patriots community made the people believe that the British imperial and its army were robing the people their rights and liberty. The American Patriot community expressed it displeasure of the nature of the British army aggression and violence against people on their stand on the American Patriots led revolution (Thomas Glyne, 1776).
In 1776, Paine’s pamphlet was published at the time the colonist had put in place structures that will enable them to rule themselves (Brigham & Clarence, 1976). In 1774 the first continental congress was convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the British government in a bid to mend its relationship it had with the colonies. The delegate from the colonies had other ideas. The delegate from the colonies pushed for independence. Failure to reach an agreement, a second continental congress seating was organized in 1775 with the intention of reconciling the colonies and the British government failed. The continental congress outcome was…