American Revolution Essay Topics

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was a small pamphlet but impact the power of its words created beckoned for the revolution and turned the chapters of the American history.  Its publishing on 10th January 1776 was the most incredible event in the publishing history itself selling more than 100,000 copies in the first year excluding its… View Article

Townshend Acts

Introduction King George III of England replaced Prime Minister Rockingham with William Pitt.  Pitt was popular in colonies having opposed the stamp Act that oppressed the colonists as he believed that the colonists also needed to be entitled to the rights as the English citizens. But when Pitt became sick, he was replaced by Charles… View Article

British Policies Lead to Revolution

Britain, until 1763, allowed their American colonies to govern themselves and was very lenient when dealing with colonial affairs. However, the French and Indian war left Britain with a large amount of war debt, which forced Britain to end this period of Salutary Neglect. Due to the large debt, Britain began enforcing many policies toward… View Article

American Revolution, Market Driven or Not

Was the American Revolution largely a product of market-driven consumer forces? The American Revolution paved the way for democratic rule in nations and ignited the spreading thereof throughout the whole world. Yet events that led up the start of the revolution have been mixed in their significance by historians. Both historians, Carl Degler and T.H…. View Article

Catalysts for American Revolution

The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, was a war that had raged on for eight years stemming from major political differences of opinion. Though, the fighting and the discontent between the two opposing forces, Americans and British, had been developing for years before the first shots ever had gone off to start… View Article

Quartering Act of 1765

The terms of the quartering act of 1765 were that each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. The quartering of soldiers in colonies caused a huge controversy and played a huge part in the start of the American Revolution. The colonists did not like the… View Article

War of Independence Thesis

It had all led up to this moment – minutemen staring down regulars, regulars staring down minutemen, colonists versus British, British versus colonists. Then, in a singular moment, as if a singular sound were a wake-up call to the entire world, the war had started. All or none, freedom would be won, or the colonists… View Article

Revolution, Confederation, Constitution

Document 1: Why did Whately ( and probably most other English officials) fell that the American colonists should be willing to pay higher taxes to Parliament? Because the American colonists have received a lot of Advantages from Britain. They were receiving food, money, cloth, weapons and almost everything, from Britain. Document 2: According to Dickinson,… View Article

Evolution of the Horse

The individual specie of a horse known as Hyracotherium was believed to be the origin of the modern horses today known as Equus. The fossil lineage of primitive horses provided an evidence of directional succession in evolution. Evolution took placed as seen in the changes and development in the teeth, leg length and toe structure…. View Article

The American Revolution as a European Movement

The American Revolution was and always will be the most important piece of history for the United States of America. It was definitely revolutionary. The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century was one of these paradigm historical shifts, challenging the traditional notions of authority by investing reason with the power to change the human condition for… View Article

Native Americans in the American Revolution

While most think of the American Revolution only as a battle between the American colonists and the British Empire, Native Americans were a major factor in the war. The British and Americans clamored for war alliances from various Native American tribes and in most cases, the British came out victorious. This presented the rebellious Americans… View Article

The Beginning of the American Revolution

“The American Revolution was the struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies fought in order to win independence from Great Britain and become the United States. ” (American Revolution). But why did they want independence from Great Britain in the first place? What did the British do to anger the colonists? For starters, the colonists were… View Article

The Causes That Led to the Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War began in 1775 between England and the American Colonies. The war ended in 1783 with the American Colonies gaining their independence from England. Even though it is a well-known event, the Boston Tea Party was only one cause of the Revolutionary War, there were many other events that led the two nations… View Article

Political Philosophy and Paine

1. Why do you think Thomas Paine writes Common Sense anonymously? How does he think his work will be remembered? Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense anonymously because the ideas he used in writing the book were contradicting the government at that time. If the government knew that he wrote it then they will take action… View Article

Against American Independence Speech

As a member of the Second Continental Congress I see the other side of the King. He is not I tyrant and is just misunderstood. The king was only doing his duty by protecting his colonies from the French and Indians. For this we are forever in debt to the British rule. As William Pitt… View Article