Causes of the American Revolution
The American Revolution was a time in the 1700's where the colonists were unhappy with the taxes that Britain had put upon them. They rebelled by boycotting taxes, tarring and feathering tax collectors, and destroying imported goods. By doing this, Britain sent soldiers to stop these such actions. This enraged the colonists even more because the soldiers were encasing their personal property and violating their space.
The purpose of the Navigational Acts was to control trade between the thirteen colonies, starting in 1650. The colonists were required to pay a tax to trade goods, and they had to use British ships to trade the goods. The Sugar Act put a tax on all sugar goods, such as molasses, and cane sugar. The most significant impact of these acts were, colonists not being able to trade goods, and higher priced goods.
The Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was an imaginary line created by King George 3 to control the amount of attacka by Native Americans. The line was the Appalachian Mountains, and was created after the French and Indian war. The colonists were mad because after all they fought for, they couldn't get to their new claimed land. Colonists were not allowed to cross the line to decrease Native attacks.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was a tax that was put on all legal paper goods in the 1700's. Samuel Adams, the leader of the Sons of Liberty, ordered to boycott all paper goods. The Sons of Liberty were a 1700's "terrorist" group that fought against Britains unfair taxing, and was leaded by Samuel Adams. Benjamin Frankling and other colonists sent a letter to King George 3, and in reply to the letter he sent soldiers to take care of the problem.
The Quartering Act was an act that sent soldiers by Britain to occupy colonists homes, and stop rebellion. The soldiers had to be housed, fed, and clothed by the colonists. The soldiers had a blank search warrant, and were allowed to search any home they choose, the soldiers looked for non-taxed goods.
The Townshend Act taxed paper, glass, and tea. The Daughters of Liberty created their own cloth to boycott the taxes from Britain. After the British repealed the Townshend Act in 1770, they continued to tax tea. The Sons of Liberty continued to use violence and crime to protest against the taxes.
The Boston Massacre
On March 5th, 1770, a group of colonists were throwing snowballs at the British soldiers. The crowd soon escalated, and a 17 year old boy was meleed in the face by the butt of a British soldiers gun. The crowd was then in an uproar and shots were fired by the British soldiers, only 5 colonists were murdered. Samuel Adams made a propaganda poster to show to the other colonists in the other colonies. Samuel Adams made the scene bigger than it really was.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act put a tax on tea imported in to the colonies by Britain. Even though the Tea Act made the price of tea lower, the colonists were unhappy with the tax that was put on the tea. The Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and boarded the British ships entering Boston and threw 342 crated of tea overboard, it took them 3 hours to do this.
The act originally called the "Coercive Acts" by the British, was soon renamed by the colonists to the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts enforced the Tea Act, Stamp Act, and Quartering Act, and Stamp Act. The colonists responded to the Intolerable Acts with a revolutionary attitude, causing the Sons of Liberty to be more violent.