NIOS Class 10 Social Studies Chapter 3 Modern World – I, Introduction Part 5 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Age of Revolutions

American War of Independence

  • In England, during the 16th century religious persecution has increased due to this many Europeans having settled in America.
  • During this period to settle their problems they had formed 13 colonies which had local assemblies.
  • These colonies were suffering because of the country՚s policy of mercantilism through that they tried to manage colonial commerce within the British interest.
  • The colonies weren՚t allowable to line up industries because it would end in competition with the industries like iron and textile.
  • To England they have to export the goods, the prices that are determined by the mother country England.
  • During the 18th century from the American colonies, they collected taxes on behalf of money which they had needed to pay for the war.
Official Documents Deeds Mortgages
Riots Broke Out In
  • In America revenue was used to pay the cost of maintaining 10,000 British troops.
  • Colonists opposed the Stamp Act.
The Boston Tea Party

In 1774 the representatives of the 13 colonies called the meeting of the first Continental Congress.

The King Regarded this as an Act of Rebellion
  • The American Revolution {American War of Independence revolution} was a struggle by which the 13 American colonies won independence from Great Britain and gave birth to the state that՚s currently known as the United States of America (USA) .
  • A Congress at Philadelphia in 1776 which proclaimed their independence from Great Britain and the formation of a cooperative union.
  • From Great Britain the thirteen American colonies won independence and gave birth to the nation which is known as the United States of America (USA) .
Equality Right to Life

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