Essay on The American Revolutionary War : The Greatest Underdog Story

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"All men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," (Thomas Jefferson, In the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776).
The American Revolutionary War is probably the greatest underdog story to ever happen in history. A group of soldiers with minimum training taking on one of the most powerful military forces at the time, sounds like a plot to a horrible movie directed by Michael Bay. It took a bunch of great people and determined leaders like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, The colonist were able to take out the British Empire and gain independence for all.
Tension between the settlers and the British Empire has been rising. The Brits decided to impose the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was the plan for the Brits to reduced the debt that their were in after the French and Indian Wars. As expected none of the settlers were happy about this situation. George Washington said “ The Stamp Act imposed on the colonies by the parliament of Great Britain is an ill-judged measure. Parliament has no right to put its hands into our pockets without our consent”. The price that was set was really low at first but the price wasn’t what made the colonist angry. It was the precedent that was set from them raising the tax. It showed that if they wanted they can make it larger. This started to rock the relationship between the colonist and the British Empire.
The Boston Massacre is seen as the first true battle of the American Revolutionary…

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