"America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World's History shall reveal itself."--- Georg W. Hegel
In present times, America is regarded as one of the most powerful nations of the world. Since the past ages, the history of America has witnessed some of the remarkable events which have virtually reshaped the nationalistic identity of the country in every aspect. The very land of America has been inhabited by various European invaders at different periods, this amalgamation of different cultures helped in formation of a distinct heritage of its own with hues of cosmopolitan environment. An analysis of the comprehensive history of America gives you a clear outlook of the historical background of America.
America's War of Independence
- During the later half of 18th century, the colonies of America revolted against the ruling British Empire. The revolution began in the year 1763, when the French colonies received a military threat. Accordingly, it was decided that the colonies should pay a substantial tax imposed by the British Empire which was met with great protests from different corners of the society.
- Also during this phase, numerous impositions were levied which irked up the sentiments of the common masses. The American War of Independence began in 1775 and concluded with the signing of the peace treaty in the year 1783.
- After this war the original 13 American Colonies under the British regime were transformed into the United States of America. There were causes that led to this revolution however; the imposition of the Stamp Act became no less than a bone of contention between the colonists and the British Empire.
- After lots of controversary, this Stamp Act was repealed and Declaratory Act was passed. The act stated that the then British Empire had empowered full authority and power on the hands of Britain.
- On March 5, 1770 the Redcoats division of the British Army thwarted off mob in the city of Boston by evoking fire gas. This incident created a lot of furor and anger among the citizens of Boston and aroused nationalistic fervor in them. Also the repeal of the Townshend Acts and the introduction of the Tea Act outraged the colonists as they had to to pay more money for tea. In the due course, the colonists tried to demoralize the British rule through a series of attacks.
- The American history received a significant momentum when the British government closed down Boston port through the Boston Port Act and imposed military rule in the land.
- In 1774, the political history of America received a great boost when the First Continental Congress of America met in Philadelphia, where they drafted the Declaration of Rights and Grievances Act and finally on 4th of July, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed.
- After the achievement of independence, there was no looking back and the country of America from the initial establishment of 13colonial states rose to 50 independent states. All through these decades, America has achieved great heights of success in fields of science and technology and has set excellent standards of achievement in economic progress.
Thus, an overview of the history of America presents us with interesting details on events that shaped the economic and political identity of the country in the long run.