The British wanted to govern the original 13 colonies and the territories gained in a uniform way. The Americans felt as though their freedom was being limited. The Acts passed also angered colonists. They protested the Townshend Act. Next came the Tea act which gave the British East India company control over the American tea trade.
On December 25, 1776 George Washington rowed across the Delaware River to New Jersey then marched Trenton to surprise William Howe and his soldiers. They killed 900 Hessians. In the battle of Bunker Hill the British decided to attack the militia after hearing they built fortifications there. The British marched up the hill while the militia waited at the hilltop ready to attack. Even though the British were caught off guard , they were still able to force the colonists off the hill.
Most Important Event
After the war 25,700 americans died, 1,400 remained books and 8,200 were wounded. Some suffered permanent disabilities such as amputated body parts. However some good things did come from the war. States began to abolish rules that permitted catholics and jew from holding public office. States began to end slavery while others sued for freedom.
Outcome/Effect of the War
The Stamp Act said that legal documents required a stamp to represent that they paid tax. In return, colonists decided to boycott British goods. The Intolerable Acts was passed by the British shortly after the Boston Tea party. In 1774 a meeting was called, the First Continental Congress met and decided to ban all trade with Britain. Civilians and soldiers both could no longer trade with them.
On August 1777, the american colonists were battling troops in Vermont while the Burgoyne army attacked american fortifications. Another battle in Freeman's farm caused British to surrender after being surrounded. This was the Saratoga battle. General George Washington attacked general Cornwallis and his army in Yorktown. The Americans and French cut off their escape route and supply then attacked their building with cannon fire leaving now way out.
After the war the British had 10,000 military deaths. The soldiers were left poor after being payed little to none. They were given land but, were forced to sell for basic needs. 60,000 to 10,000 loyalists left for Canada after losing their land.