Why was the American Revolution important to people around the world?
The American Revolution is very important for us to learn about,
because then we can all know not only who won and lost, but
why they won or lost. Why was it unfair to tax the colonies?
Why were the taxes levied on the colonists in the first place?
These were things that need to be known.
A short time after the Revolution started, the Declaration
Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. In
it, he made it clear
why the colonies wanted independence. Jefferson drew on ideas
and other Enlightenment thinkers. He asserted that people
had a number
of natural rights, such as "life, liberty and the pursuit of
American Revolution was important to people around the world,
represented a fight for freedom, and because Americans