The 1700s seemed to be a time of revolt and war. The novel Tale of Two Cities seems to reflect that this was a dark time, in the novel the French rebels storm the Bastille and begin to behead all that oppose them and even some people that didn’t do anything. These dark times were widespread, and seemed to eventually become positive due to these people standing up to their government. This French rebellion was not the only revolt in the world at the time, across the Atlantic Ocean the North American colonies of Great Britain had decided that they wanted to become their own independent nation. This is probably the most popular war of this time because it is the beginning of one of the super powers of modern day.
Many factors influenced the American rebellion known as the American Revolution. Though political influences existed, the American Revolution was more of an economic rebellion, because of conflict over taxation and representation in Parliament. The colonists had strong beliefs that the English government was unfair and often tyrannical. The conflicts over trade, taxes, and government representation brought about the revolution.
Although there were many economic influences on the American Revolution, these were not the primary causes. The colonists believed that the king of England, King George III at the time, was too controlling over the colonies, with tyrannical leadership. This is shown in the Declaration of Independence, declaring the United States free from "absolute Tyranny over the States"( ). To add to this conflict, British forces were attempting to intimidate the colonists into submission. The colonist's didn’t take well to this “bullying” it only gave them more reason for violence. The general belief among colonists was that it was God's will that America and Britain be separated, and God's will was a pretty strong deciding factor and motivation for them. In 1775, the colonists took up arms against the British troops...