Although it seems rather simple to most Americans the American Revolution is considered a very controversial

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Although it seems rather simple to most Americans, the American Revolution is considered a very controversial

aspect of world history. Many people at the time (1776) considered Britain to be progressive when it came to how it ruled its citizens. How did the American colonists justify their rebellion from the British government? More importantly, do you think this rebellion (and ultimately revolution) was justified?

US History