1/3 of colonist were Patriots (favor independence) and another 1/3 Loyalists (opposed independence)
1773 Lord North’s government allowed the British India Company to ship tea directly to the colonies. “ Boston Tea Party ”
British closed the port and colonists called this act Intolerable acts.
In the fall of 1774. Delegates the colonies demanded that the colonists be generated the full rights of British citizens. In April 1775 British troops arrived. They fought with groups of armed colonists. The American Revolution had begun .
The American Revolution included a series of broad intellectual and social shifts that occurred in the early American society, such as the new republican ideals that took hold in the American population.
The American shift to republicanism, as well as the gradually expanding democracy, caused an upheaval of the traditional social hierarchy, and created the ethic that formed the core of American political values.