Economic Turmoil and Political Upheaval: Harbingers of Military Remodeling in the American Revolutionary War

  • 2015

Economic Turmoil and Political Upheaval: Harbingers of Military Remodeling in the American Revolutionary War

Author:
Thomas Matthew Higbee
Abstract:

The American Revolutionary War tremendously altered both sides based on several cultural factors that influenced them. The roots of this conflict originated years before when the British Empire and the American colonies fought together in the Seven Years’ War, resulting in their victory but at the cost of incurring a massive debt. For the British to maintain its primacy, it implemented various acts to increase its revenue from the colonists who became infuriated since these taxes interfered with their lives.

As political tensions escalated, war became inevitable for the British sought to maintain sovereignty, while the colonists fought to become independent by reinventing its military stature. It is clear, by examining these three facets, that this war was heavily influenced by differences in colonial perception of government conflicting with the traditional British monarch when it sought to retain its dominion over the colonists whose unrelenting resolve granted their defection from tyranny to obtain freedom.