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6.8 Points To Remember
Causes of the American Revolution
The Colonies enjoyed some form of political
control which gave them the experience and the urge to fight
England did not bother to maintain good relationships
with her colonies.
Further, the economic exploitation and various
unjust laws (Sugar Act Stamp Act, Writs of Assistance) aggravated
the revolt. "No Taxation without Representation" was
an important slogan.
The enterprising and independent population
did not feel the need to depend on a mother country.
Course of the American Revolution
King George underestimated the strength of
the colonists under the leadership of George Washington so that
England faced defeat 1777.
Trade rivals of England, Spain and France helped
the colonists in the conquests.
A peace treaty was finally signed in 1783;
England acknowledged the independence of the colonies.
Reasons for American Success
Consequences of the American Revolution
An important factor was the weakness of England;
she had to many territories to defend at one time.
American patriots did a good job.
George Washington was an important force in
steering victory towards the colonists.
It announced the birth of a new nation - the
United States of America (USA), the world’s first democratic
Britain lost an important territory. Even France
faced a great deal of loss.
A constitutional convention of state representatives
was created to enable the new "United States of America"
to define a guideline for the laws that would govern the new
A relatively new system of government with
three branches dividing the power, instead of the conventional
one was established from the future outcome of the constitutional
Significance of the American Revolution
It gave emphasis to the idea of the ‘right
to revolution’ and self-govern. Subsequent revolutions like
that of France were inspired by this one.
Poor classes were encouraged to fight against
autocratic rulers. Even rulers were shied into becoming less
It started a whole new system of government
and introduced a written constitution which became the framework
and basis for the entire structure of the evolution of the country's
6.1 Causes of the American Revolution
6.2 Immediate Cause
6.3 Course of the American Revolution
6.4 Reasons for American Success
6.5 Consequences of the American Revolution
6.6 Significance of the American Revolution
6.7 Dates & Events
6.8 Points to Remember
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