Thursday, May 20, 2010

Colonies, Revolution and Independence

With high birth rates, low death rates, and steady immigration, the colonial population grew rapidly. Every colony concentrated on extending and enriching their geographies. All of them legalized the African slave trade. And these African slaves were the backbones of all the civil development work.

Between the late 1600 and 1700, thousands of people from England were shipped to America and started accomplishing Britain's American colonies!!! Britain became dominant of all.

In 1770, Britain colonies had a population of 2.6million; which is about one-third that of Britain; nearly one in five Americans were black slaves.

Though subject to British taxation, the American colonials had no representation in the Parliament of Great Britain. The sense of self-government and Britain’s monopoly lead to “American Revolutionary War (1760-1776)”.

[Surrender of Britain]

As the end of American Revolutionary War, American forces, assisted by the French defeated the English.

On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress, under the command of George Washington. adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted largely by Thomas Jefferson( You can see hundreds of streets are named after him, in all the states of the US).

[Declaration of Independence]

That date July 4th , is now celebrated annually as America's Independence Day.

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2 Comments to "Colonies, Revolution and Independence"

Subbu said...

Good. Interesting..

Keep on writing Dude!

Julie said...

Good article !! Keep it up