FAN AND MEDAL
The significance of the American Revolution to world history cannot be emphasized enough. As the first successful independence movement of a European colony, the rebellion helped shape the thoughts of other, later movements. Think for a moment about how history would have been changed if the American Revolution hadn’t happened. Do you think there was anything the colonists or the British government could have done differently to avoid the revolution? What would our world possibly look like today if the original 13 colonies hadn’t rebelled?
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Please help me come up with a few sentences (at least 5) about this prompt. Thanks :)
I think 2/3 of the colonists identified themselves as british during the revolutionary war. Even though they didn't like being taxed the way they were. So if they were more represented better and the king/parliment listened to them better, then perhaps the war would have never happened.
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Ok... so.. I don't want to plagiarize so maybe I'll broaden off of that?
How about this:
Many things could've prevented the Revolutionary War. For example:
-Colonists were not represented in Parliament. Benjamin Franklin served as a trade representative, but he had no voting or veto power. If there had been a voice of the colonies in Parliament, there might have been more sympathy for the Colonial position.
-Lord North, King George's prime minister, was a truculent, stubborn man, and an ardent foe of the philosophy of John Locke, whose works enthralled the colonists (Locke argued that revolution is a natural right in some circumstances, and he also championed separation of governmental powers). If North had instead been a revolutionary like Locke, the entire American Revolution might have turned out differently.
-The British political system was still dependent on the good will of the ruling British monarch. If the British royalty had been reduced to figurehead status earlier, say, after the death of Charles I, political grandstanding during the early Colonial Rebellion might not have been so great.
-And many colonists identified themselves as British even tho they didn't like the way they were being taxed. If maybe they had a bit more representation in Parliament then the war wouldn't have happened.
And.. if we hadn't declared independence, we would still be under Britain's control. We might not have advanced in many things. Our population would be very small and the country might not be as big physically.
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Is that ok? I also did some reading online too.
Ironically, Britain's imperialism probably contributed to the war and independence. Most of the colonists probably shared the same imperialistic mindset (or something similar), which got them into many battles with native americans. This cost many lives and a lot of money. Britain began to run out of money, which led to more taxes. The king and parliment probably ignored the colonists because they believed the colonists deserved to pay for much of the war.
Also those other things you listed look good as well
Ok. Thanks so much! Could you help me with a few more?