Causes of the American Revolution
Sandy Benitez 1763-1776
The navigation acts where efforts put into the territory of mercantilism into actual practices.The colonists had to follow two rules.One was that they only had to use English ships and the second was that tobacco was not allowed to leave the countries.The colonists weren't happy with those laws so they became opposed to the Sugar Act of 1733 .The sugar act was importation of sugar from the French West Indies they forced Americans who manufactured rum to buy expensive British sugar.The most significant impact of the Navigation Acts was the stifling of colonial manufacturing and increasing resentment against the mother country.
The proclamation of 1763
The proclamation of 1763 was after the French and Indian war. This was created because King Geoge lll didn't want more people to die and more money had to be paid if the colonists died.So they weren't allowed to settle West of the Appalachian mountains.The colonists got very mad and they couldn't grow crops in the good soilThey also didn't like Britain controlling them..
The Stamp Act
In 1765 there was The stamp act which taxed anything that inclueds papaer and the colonist have to buy a stamp or a seal .The stamp act was crated to pay debt of the French and Indian War. Samuel Adams and the committes protested by doing boycott.He also was the leader of the Sons Of Liberty wich was a group of men that used violence to get their message accross . In the Stamp Act congress all nine colonies gathered up in New York. They usually talked about taxes. King George lll responded to the boycott with reapiling the stamp act. The colonies where glad about the repeal of the act.But then Pariment had full authority over the legislationof the colonies.
the Quartering act
The quartering act of 1765 is when british soliders had to live in colonists homes and they had to give The soliders food and a good place to sleep.The colonist didnt like having soliders living at there homes because one they waste more money and second because they didn't like the British soldiers in searching for warrants.
The Townshend Acts was in 1767 which made the colonists pay taxes for paper, glass ,tea and other items used for military cost .A group of women called the Daughters of Liberty didn't buy the British cloths instead they made their own.Parliment canceled most of the taxes but the tax tea didn't go away.they wanted to show that the British still had some power to tax.More British troops where sent because the colonist got mad at them and The Sons Of Liberty used violence and attacked British homes.
On March 5, 1770 a crowd gathered around a colonists arguing with a British solider.Colonist began to insult the British solider and throw thing at him like snowballs.Then more soldiers arrived the began to have a fight .the British solider a got mad and shots were fired .Five colonists died and Samuel Adams used this as propaganda to influence public opinion.But in the other hand John Adams decided to represent the soldiers to demonstrate that colonists the right to trial.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The tea act was made the British East India Company which made it a monopoly over tea because it's the only company that can sell tea to the colonies.The price of the tea became lower but the colonists still didn't want to pay imported taxes.The Doughters of Liberty made their own tea instead.On December 16 1773 the Sons of Liberty did costumes as Indians and threw 342 crates of British tea into the harbor. This was called the Boston Tea Party.
The colonists called the coercive acts the Intorable acts. They called it that because they where so mean .There where four laws enforced as a result of the Intorable acts.They where that they didn't alow town meetings, they gave Britain control of the colony and foced more the Quartering Act. Trading goods between colonies was not allowed.The economy of the colonies went down because of that law. Theise laws where made so the colonists wouldn't plan attacks and so they could pay for the tea.
The American Revolution
The American Revolution is when the colonists didn't accept the British rules or monarchy.The colonists got really mad because Britain made them pay taxes and soldiers were now supposed to live with them.King Geoge sent more troops to the colonies and which created the Boston massacre.Since the colonists didn't Pay most of the taxes and they did the Boston tea party it created anger and low economy for Britain.Because of the Intorable acts the colonies also had some low economy.I think that the colonists were justified to declare independence from England because they are now a different country and they can have their own government and their own ruler.They can also decided on the rules that they want.