Causes of the American Revolution

1763-1776

Navigation Acts

The Navigation Acts was a theory of mercantilism to actual practice. There were two rules that the colonists had to respect was that when trading goods they can only trade with English or the colonial ships, also sugar could only be shipped with the empire. The Sugar Acts which forced the American rum distillers to buy more expensive sugar.
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The Proclamation of 1763

This Proclamation of 1763 was formed after the French and Indian War. The reason King George III made the Proclamation was to show that the Indians had rights to the land and it didn't allow colonists to settle West of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists were very angry what King George III did of the Proclamation line.
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The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was to tax anything printed on paper and was to raise funds to protect the colonists and pay for the French and Indian War. Samuel Adams and the Commitees of Correspondence protested the Stamp Act by using a method which was boycott which ,are some people refuse to buy certain goods. Samuel Adams also created the Sons of Liberty to use violence against British policies to know they got their message.
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Quartering Act

The Quartering Act was that colonists were forced to to allow British soldiers into their house and feed them. The colonists were very upset because they didn't like British soldiers with search warrants outside their home, and for the writs of assistance. The writs of assistance was that the colonists had lost their sence of rights over their own property.
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Townshend Acts

The Townshend Acts was that items were taxed when glass, tea, paper, and different items when these items are imported. The Daughters of Liberty responded to the Townshend Act by making their own cloth instead of buying other cloth. After the Townshend Act was was repealed the British government still taxed on tea.
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Boston Massacre

What happened on the Boston Massacre was that on March 5 1770, Britain sent more troops to Boston because the colonists refused to pay which made them very angry. Samuel Adams responded to the Boston Massacre gathering other colonists to use the incident know as propaganda. Samuel Adam's cousin known as John Adams chose to represent the soldiers in the infamous trail to demonstrate the value that colonists had a right to trail by jury for all the citizens.
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Tea Act & Boston Tea Party

The Tea Act was a parliament that passed, to allow only the British East Indian Company to sell tea to the colonies in Boston. Even though the payment on tea decreased the colonists were still unhappy because they still had to pay import taxes to Britain. There was a group called the Sons of Liberty and they responded to the Tea Act by them disguising them selves as American Indians, illegally boarded the ships and dumped 342 crates of British tea into the Boston Harbor.
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Coercive Act (Intolerable Acts)

Colonists called the Intolerable Acts instead of Coercive Act because Britain was very harsh to the colonists. There were four laws that were enforced and one was that there was no trading between Boston and Britain, also There was no town meetings, it gave Britain control of the colony and it strengthend the Quartering Act. The Intolerable Acts impacted the economies in other colonies very hard which it started revolutionary spirit to different colonies.
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American Revolution

The American Revolution was a was carried on by the American colonies against Britain to influence political ideas and revolutions throughout the globe. Some of the social causes were Britain wanted a lot of money as possible out of the 13 colonies. Also the British had the power to create various laws in Parliament outside of America which effected life and trade in the 13 colonies. Some of the British economic policies that led to the American Revolution were related to laws that were passed regarding trade and taxes. I feel very strongly that the colonists were justified in seeking independence from England because they left England for various reasons including religious freedom and economic reasons and here they were answering to or still being told by England what they had to do and pay for their hard work and their different kinds of items produced in America.
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