What factors during the 1760s and 1770s caused the American colonies to declare independence in July 1776?
So far, in this class, we have been building towards the American Revolution. From the earliest beginnings of the British colonies through the Continental Congress’s Declaration of Independence, we have laid out a variety of factors that played a major role in colonial development and disputes. Your task is to answer the question below in a 1000-word essay (please write your word count in the lower left-hand corner) that details the causes of the American Revolution (you will have to read the Declaration of Independence to answer the second part of the question):
What factors during the 1760s and 1770s caused the American colonies to declare independence in July 1776? How does the Declaration of Independence reflect the key American ideals: liberty, self-rule, individualism, limited government, the American dream, and equality?
In your essay, be sure to use specific examples from the textbook and/or the primary documents to support your argument answering the above questions and cite where appropriate. Citations from anything other than your textbook will result in a point deduction.
Your paper must be typed, double-spaced in a standard font (Times New Roman, 10 or 12 pt. font), and include page numbers. Be sure that your essay has a thesis/introduction, followed by a body of supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.