American Revolution Research
By: Peyton Borel
Origins of the Revolution
At first, America didn't want independence from Britain, just lower taxes and more rights.
Declaration of Independence
One of the writers of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Livingston, refused to sign it because he thought it was too early to declare independence.
The massacre started because a wigmaker's apprentice named Edward Gerrish yelled to a British soldier, Captain Lieutenant John Goldfinch, that he had not paid his bill for his wig.