Causes of the American Revolution

1763-1776

Navigation Acts

The Navigation Act was passed by England on 1650. The Navigation Acts is when England said that the colonists can only trade in the colonies and have to use English ships for trade. This took place in England and they did this to put mercantilism into practice.
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The Proclamation of 1763

The Proclomation was passed by King George III on 1763. The Proclomation of 1763 was a line that the colonists couldn't go west of the Applalchian mountains to settle and they did this so the colonists wouldn't get into wars with the Indians. This took place in the colonies.
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The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was passed by Parliament on 1765. The Stamp Act was when everything paper related was taxed to pay the debts of the French and Indian War. the Stamp Act took place in the colonies but protesters were mostly in Boston.
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Quartering Act

The Quartering Act was passed by Parliament on 1765. The Quartering Act was when the colonists to house British soldiers. The Quartering Act was taking place in the colonies because people were smuggling stuff in from trade and they wanted soldiers to check on them.
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Townsend Acts

The Townshend Acts was passed by Parliament on 1767. The Townshend Acts was when the colonists had to pay taxes on imported tea, glass, paper, and other items because they needed to pay for the rising military items. The Townshend Acts was in the colonies and many colonists hated it
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Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was caused by British soldiers on 1770. The Boston Massacre was when British soldiers shot 5 colonists protesting on taxes on tea because the roots were getting too big. This all took place in Boston.
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Tea Act and Boston Tea Party

The Tea Act was passed by Parliament on 1773. The Tea Act was when Parliament said that the colonists could only buy tea from the British East India Company because they wanted money on the imported tax. The Boston Tea Party was caused by some of the Sons of Liberty on 1773. The Boston Tea Party was when the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 crates of tea into the harbor because of the imported taxes on tea. Both of the events took place in Boston.
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Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)

The Coercive Acts was passed by Parliament but influenced by British Prime Minister on 1774. The Coercive Acts were set to stop trade between Boston and Britain, didn't allow town meetings, gave British full control over the colonies and strengthened the colonists having to house the soldiers because they wanted to lessen the riots. This took place in Boston and Britain
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The American Revolution

The American Revolution was a time when the British kept taxing the Colonies and England to pay off the debts for the French and Indian War. The social causes of the American Revolution was taxing for the items coming in from trade. Some economic policies that led to the American Revolution were taxing and the line of proclamation. The colonies weren't justified as British did whatever they wanted.
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