Chosen as a "Paper of the Week":
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the American War for Independence and they began on April 19, 1775. The first shot fired was described by Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his "Concord Hymn” as the ‘shot heard around the world’. The phrase is appropriate because, with the start of the American Revolution, and ultimately the creation of the United States of America, the future of the world changed so drastically that the effects were practically heard around the world. It is in honor of this important date in history, that paper #110228, “Causes of the American Revolution”, was chosen as this week’s paper of the week on AcaDemon. “Causes of the American Revolution” presents an extensive analysis of the economic, social, and political issues that led to the American Revolution. This is an organized, well-written, and insightful paper that is fully referenced and supported with well-researched quotations.
Causes of the American Revolution
Social and Political reasons for the American Revolution
Sample of Sources Used:
- Becker, Carl Lotus Schlesinger, Arthur M. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI. 1960.
- Declaration of Independence. On-line Available from: http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration_transcript.html
- Miller, John C. Origins of the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1943.
- Priest, Claire. "Currency Policies and Legal Development in Colonial New England." Yale Law Journal 110, no. 8 (2001): 1303.
- Volo, Dorothy Denneen, and James M.Volo. Daily Life during the American Revolution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.