The option. The American Revolution began in 1775

The eighteenth century provided a great time for revolutions with the Europeans meaning to take over as much land as they could from the rest of the world. The American territory proved to be very important for the British and for the French especially. After the division of the territory between the two, the British were keen on taking as much advantage as they could from their part of America. The event made the colonies reluctant to sharing the largest parts of their profits with their mother country.Following along a period of intense negotiations and quarrels between the two camps, the situation became tensed. The tension left the colonists with a revolution which would lead to their independence as their best option. The American Revolution began in 1775 following a decade of conflicts between the British government and the colonists. (Encarta 1997-2008) There were several social and economic reasons for starting a revolution but the main causes were politically based as there were divergences concerning the way that the American colonies should be administrated.
At the beginning of the eighteenth century the number of colonists in America had been far lower than that of the citizens in Britain, but the situation changed towards the half of the century because of the settlers that flowed into America. The growth in population was mainly due to great numbers of Europeans looking for a better life, but also due to the number of black slaves that were being brought from Africa into the American territory.
There were thirteen British colonies in America at the half of the eighteen century: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. (Encarta 1997-2008) But despite the fact that they were on the same continent, the colonies were not dedicated to forming a national government. A strong characteristic that a…