Sample History Argumentative Essay on American Revolution

American Revolution

American Revolution is the war that leaded American colonies towards independence. This war took place for the period between 1765 and 1783 after which, the American colonies achieved their independence. The causes of the American Revolution include; the First and Second Continental Congress, enactment of intolerable acts by the British government, and Battles at Boston among others. The war had great effects on many societal groups in America whereby people lost their lives and others were seriously injured.

The Second Continental Congress had great contributions to the occurrence of the American Revolution. Some of the delegates to the Congress who were in large numbers started opposing the British governance, for example, John Dickson and Samuel Adams became real radicals. The most affected delegates were from Massachusetts whereby the coercive acts were implemented and the capital was Military’s residence. This propelled the congress to create a continental army that was meant to oppose the British Governance, and as a result, the wars started for example The Banker Hill Battle[1].

The creation of the Continental army sped up the American Revolution, After the British winning the Battle of Banker Hill, the continental American army through the leadership of General Montgomery and General Benedict conquered the cities of Montreal and Quebec earlier before the British could reinforce themselves. However, Montgomery died during the war while Benedict was injured. Benedict was termed a great hero for guiding the Americans to the war although later he became a traitor. Without the efforts of General Benedicts, the American Revolution could not have advanced to any level[2].

The American Revolution can be considered to be as a result of both political and economic issues that arose in America during the 1700s. The main agitators of the War are the delegates to the First and Second Continental Congress, which were political groups. In addition, the main issues that were raised during the revolution concerned the British governance through Intolerable Acts that their parliament legislated and were implemented on the Americans. The Americans were tired of the Monarchial governance of the British colonial masters[3]. On the other hand, the American Revolution can be considered to be a result of economic issues, for instance, the Americans were too opposing the heavy taxes that were imposed on them which day by day reduced their earnings. Also, Considering the Boston Tea Party whereby Americans were economically undermined by not being allowed to ship tea, a fact that led the rise of the Boston Battle.

The commencement of the American Revolution created a lot of impact on majority of groups in America. The Continental Army which was guiding the war required a strong and organized militia from the Americans, some of the Men Voluntarily joined the army while others were attracted by incentives to join the army whereby they confronted the British army[4]. Some of the army died as others were seriously injured. This was a great lose to the American society as a result of the war. African Americans and Women were subjected to serve non-combat roles during the war whereby, they cooked, washed and nursed the wounded armies. Concerning the Blacks, at first they were excluded by George Washington who was leading the Army, but due to the increment of manpower needs they were allowed to freely join and the Southerners were paid to let slaves to join the Continental army[5].

The American Revolution was a war that had bad impacts on different societal groups in America and also impacted the economy negatively.

Bibliography

Brands, Breen, Williams, and Gross. “Chapter 5: The American Revolution From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt 1763-1783.” In American Stories: A History of the United States, Third ed. n.d.

Brands, Breen, Williams, and Gross. “Chapter 6: The Republican Experiment 1783-1788.” In American Stories: A History of the United States,, Third ed. n.d.

Molnar, Nicholas T. “Lecture 1.” Colonial History: The Opening Salvos of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence (n.d.).

Molnar, Nicholas T. “Lecture 2.” Colonial History; The Final Phases of the American Revolution (n.d.).


[1]  Nicholas T. Molnar, “Lecture 1,” Colonial History: The Opening Salvos of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence (n.d.),

[2] “Lecture 1,” 

[3]  Brands et al., “Chapter 5: The American Revolution From Elite Protest to Popular Revolt 1763-1783,” in American Stories: A History of the United States ( n.d. ).

[4]  Nicholas T. Molnar, “Lecture 2,” Colonial History; The Final Phases of the American Revolution (n.d.),

[5] Brands et al., “Chapter 6: The Republican Experiment 1783-1788,” in American Stories: A History of the United States, ( n.d. ).