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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 1. The American Revolution (1771–1783)
Chapter 1. The American revolution (1771–1783)
At Issue

Following the passage of a series of laws many of Britain’s North American colonists deemed unconstitutional, politically repressive, and economically ruinous, the colonies south of Canada sought independence. Although a significant and growing faction within the British government sympathized with the cause of colonial independence, King George III, his generally conservative ministers, and the Tory ...

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