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Rebels vs. Royalists - What Was the American Cause?
Rebels vs Royalists - What Was the American Cause Author:Robert F. Madgic The issue... Historians continue to debate the underlying motives that prompted American colonists to revolt against English rule. What was teh American cause? The imperial view argues that once the French threat to America was removed, the Rebels moved quickly toward independence, not in order to preserve any high-sounding principles but becaus... more »e they believed they had nothing futher to gain by remaining in the Britsh Empire. An economic and social interpretation holds that the American Revolution was a clash between the English mercantile system and the developing capitalistic system of America. Finally, a political interpretation explains the Revolution as a struggle by the American colonists for self-government.
These questions are the subject of documents and readings presented in this book.« less