Causes of the American Revolution
Jaden Yakerson 1763-1776
The Navigation Acts started in 1650. These new efforts were rules that trade between colonies must be supervised by England and carried out using English ships. These rules didn't bother the colonist enough to argue until in 1733 England created the Sugar Act where colonists had to pay extra money to ship and buy sugar. The Currency Acts were also created which regulated the currency of the colonies and got rid of jobs such as miners. This was the beginning of what would soon become the American Revolution.
The Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was the document created by King George III after the French and Indian war. This document made the rule that colonists could not pass east of the Appalachian mountains. He made this rule to prevent the colonists from getting in trouble with the Indians. The colonists became very angry at this document and at England.
The stamp act was a tax created by England that taxed anything on paper. England created these taxes because they needed to pay off debt from the French and Indian war. However Samuel Adams and the Commitees of Correspondence boycotted using English products. This resulted in the Stamp Act Congress when they discussed the taxes and what to do with them. King George III repealed the Stamp Act. Created in 1765
The Quartering Acts were the new rules that any British soldier can live in any colonist's house and they would have to provide. The colonists were angered because they lost complete ownership of their property and housing soldiers was costly. The way Soldiers got into colonist's home were by using the writs of assistance which were pretty much blank search warrants. Created in 1765
The Townshend Acts were taxes on even more items such as tea, glass, and paper. A new group named the Daughters of Liberty started to rebel by creating their own cloth instead of buying English cloth. The Townshend acts were created in 1767 but were repealed in 1770. And even after they repealed it there was still a tax on tea. The sons of Liberty weren't happy so they continued to violently harm British officials.
The Boston Massacre was when protesters threw snowballs and other things while yelling insults at the British soldiers. The soldiers became agitated and agrivated then started to fire into the crowd killing 5 people. Samuel Adams used the Boston Massacre as propaganda to convince people that they should help Samuel Adam's group ( the Sons of Liberty.) However his brother John Adams supported and defended the soldiers of the Boston Massacre. Occurred in 1770.
Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act was the cause of the Boston Tea Party and was a tax on tea and that only the BEIC could sell tea. The Boston Tea Party Was when the Sons of Liberty dressed up like Indians and boarded a tea ship to dump the tea boxes into the Boston Harbor. Both of these actions occurred in 1773.
Coercive or Intolerable Acts
The Coercive or Intolerable Acts were laws created by the British. A few of these laws were no trade between Boston and Britain, no town meetings, strengthened quartering acts, and Britain controls the colonies. These acts occurred in 1774.
The American Revolution was the revolution of the colonists to gain their independence and make their own rules and government.There were many causes that led to it such as all the taxation and Quartering Acts. The Sons of Liberty helped elevate the Amarican Revolution. I feel that the colonists were very well justified in declaring independence from England because King George III was making insane rules to pay off the debts of the war and show he over ruled.