The American Revolution
This lesson describes the causes and progress of the American Revolution.
• to identify some of the events that led to the American Revolution;
to describe the purpose of the Stamp Act;
to discuss the details and importance of Boston Tea Party.
The American Revolution refers to the historical period when the thirteen colonies in North America rejected being ruled by outside governments, particularly the rule of Great Britain. The thirteen colonies were colonies under British rule that were located along the eastern seaboard of North America. In 1765, the population of these colonies was estimated to be over 2 million. Generally, the colonists believed that they were part of the British Empire and, as such, were subjects of British law.