Political Revolution

The Costs and Benefits

The Costs

The British government was enraged by the revolt of the colonists and sent their army to America to put a stop to the rebellion. This led to the deaths of many people on both sides of the war. The British government also denied shipping and funding to the American colonists. This was a big move, especially considering that most of the supplies in America were shipped there from Britain. The British wanted to keep America for themselves.

The Benefits

The British government eventually signed a peace treaty with the American colonies allowing the war to be put to an end. The British government was not greatly impacted through the revolution, but they did lose land. However, America gained an entirely new government after gaining independence. America’s new government was a democracy and this was a great change for the Americans. The revolt against the British didn’t lead to the fall of the British government, it led to a new government for America.