Causes of the American Revolution
The purpose of the Navigation Acts was to put mercantilism into action. The colonists weren't allowed to trade with any place but the Empire. They could only trade with other countries if they asked the authorities in England first. The sugar act was part of the navigation acts, and was that sugar coming from the French Indies was taxed heavily. Colonists were outraged that they had to pay more money for sugar. The most important outcome from the navigation acts was the increase in tension between the colonies and England.