I feel like I need to clarify my post from a couple of days ago in which I said that there was no logical reason for why the American Revolution occurred. Obviously, there are multiple reasons. (And yes, this is going to be another boring history post, so feel free to skip it; I won’t hold it against you. This time.)
Anyway, my argument was that because the northern and southern colonies were so incredibly different, on paper it doesn’t make sense that the two regions would unite against the British, particularly over such a prolonged period. That they did, I concluded, “is simply a miracle.”
So does that mean that the Revolution was avoidable? Is there something England could’ve done to keep the American colonies from breaking away from the British Empire? In short, no. Independence was inevitable. And here’s why.