Type:

Video

Description:

In the decade before the revolution, British soldiers had started to act more like an occupying force than a source of security. Prof. Sarah Burns explains why this happened, and how increasing tensions between colonists and soldiers became one of the major reasons for declaring independence.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education

Keywords:

American Revolution, America's Founding, Revolutionary War, American Independence, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Boston Massacre

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Rebecca Biel
June 8, 2017
This video is a single narrative that does not include the geo-politics of Indigenous groups with the colonies. It glosses over that one of the \'painful measures\' was the enforcement of the Proclamation of 1763 which prevented colonists from squatting on tribal lands.
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