Was the American Revolution Primarily a Struggle for Power?
James Otis stated his belief that "the world would always be divided between those who were discontent because they didn't have enough power, and those who felt they did." The British knew that if they lost the war they would rapidly decline from the most powerful nation, to one that was weak. They fought to retain their power. The British' motives for fighting ties into James Otis's belief because although the British were content with their power then, they knew if they lost it they would become discontent. The American Revolution was fought for one reason: both the colonists and th…
- Events Leading to the American Revolution
- Mercantilism, the Great Awakening, and the French and Indian War, laid sufficient soil to the American revolution
- Was the American Revolution Primarily a Struggle for Power?
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