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…

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