Causes of the American Revolution

Janzen Lewright, 1763-1776

The Navigation Acts

The Navigation Act was a law put into action by Parliament, saying that Colonists could only use British ships, could only trade with Britain, and they couldn't set up manufacturing in the colony. The Navigation Act was passed in 1650 and put into action in 1651. These laws were hated by most colonists, especially those in port areas like Boston, because they were forced to use English ships, and could only trade with them.
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