Causes of The American Revolution

Peyton Barry 1763-1776

The Navigation Acts

The Navigation Act was an effort to start mercantilism for beneficial purposes for England. This Act was passed by Britain in October of 1650. One of the reasons why they started to use the theory of mercantilism is so they could get money for Britain. This all took place in Britain.
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The Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763 was created on October 7, 1763 after the French and Indian war ended. The Proclamation of 1763 was created by King Gorge III and was a restriction for all colonial westward expansion toward the Appalachian Mountains to avoid tension with the Indians and to prevent possible attacks from them.
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The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was a law that taxed all paper products and was created in 1765 by the British Parliament. The Stamp act was created in Britain and was used to pay off debt from the war and to benefit the rich.
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The Quartering Act

The Quartering Act was created in May of 1765 by British Parliament. The Quartering Act was a law that stated that colonist were required to house, feed, and clothe soldiers. This Act was created so that colonist could pay their share from the soldiers that worked to protect them. This act was in passed and became enforced in Britain.
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The Townshend Acts

The Townshend Acts were passed by the British Parliament in 1767. The Townshend Acts taxed things like imported tea, glass, paper, and other items. This act was passed by British Parliament in order to pay for rising military cost due to the Quartering Act. This act was created in Britain.
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The Boston Massacare

The Boston Massacre was a small street fight between a gathered group of colonists and British soldiers. This fight was caused after more tension grew due to the fact that Britain sent more soldiers to Boston because of colonist protesting about taxes and resisting to pay them. This fight broke out on May 5, 1770 with the resulting in five colonist dying. This event took place in Boston.
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Tea Act & Boston Tea Party

The tea act was a law that was passed by British Parliament, the purpose of this was to allow only the British East India Company to sell tea to the colonies. This law was passed in 1773 in Boston. This act resulted in huge profit over tea for the British East India Company.


The Boston Tea Party was a protest from the Sons Of Liberty that illegally boarded ships disguised as Indians. The purpose of The Boston Tea Party was to dump 342 crates of British tea into the Boston Harbor. This event happened on December 16, 1773 at the Boston Harbor.

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The Coercive (Intolerable Acts)

In the spring of 1774, the Coercive, or Intolerable Acts were established. These acts were set up in Britain. The Coercive Acts were four different acts that were passed by the British Parliament. These acts were made to punish the colonies from all of their protests. The four laws enforced consisted of stopping trade between Boston and Britain, did not allow town meetings, gave Britain the control and increasing power of the colony along with the colonist having no rights, and strengthened the Quartering Acts.
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The American Revolution

The American Revolution is a war that was fought between Britain and its colonies. Some social causes of the american revolution was taxing products such as paper. Some British economic policies that led to the amereican revolution were that only the British East India Company could sell tea to the colonies. I do think that the colonist were justified in declaring independance from England because they were being to harsh and unreasonable with the new acts that were passed.
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