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Paragraph on “History of the United States of America” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

History of the United States of America

Four hundred years ago, about 100 followers of the Puritan faith, set sail from England in search of a new land and reached America. They landed in the area which is now called Massachusetts. These settlers prospered in America they elected and formed their own government, made laws and collected taxes. Over the years these settlers were colonised by Britain and ruled by the British. The American settlers, though taxed by the British, were not allowed to have any representatives in the parliament. Over a period of time the settlers demanded their rights. Resentment to levying of taxes without representation grew. In 1773 the British reduced the tax on Tea in Britain but continued to levy the same in America as a result of this a group of Americans dressed as Indians boarded a British ship in Boston harbour and threw the cargo of Tea into the sea. This was called the ‘Boston Tea Party’. In 1775 after a failed negotiation, between the British and the Americans, fighting broke out. On 4th July 1776 the Americans declared their independence. The war with the British continued till 1781 and in 1783 the British recognised their independence. The first flag of the United states was similar to the present one except it had 13 stars in a circle representing the 13 states. These states formed the Union. During 1861 and 1865 there was fighting within the union because of resentment in the Southern states over the election of Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery, as the President. As a result of this the Southern states formed their own Union called the Confideracy. In 1861 war broke put between the Confiderates and the Union. It was a tough war and lasted till 1865 when the Confiderates surrendered. This led to the abolition of slavery all over the country. As the years went by many people migrated to the United States, Industry developed and the United States of America emerged as a powerful nation.


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