Causes of the American Revolution
The American Revolution is a time where the colonists, or Americans, rebelled against the British. Some of the reasons this happen were, the French and Indian war, the British solders moving into colonists homes, taxes from the war, like a tax on glass,paper, cloth, and other items. These colonists did the right thing rebelling because the probably wouldn't have made it through to today.
The Navigation Acts used the thought of mercantilism to gain money from the colonies, they did this by putting in two rules for trading, goods had to be shipped to England first, and can only be carried by English or colonial ships. They also made the Sugar Acts, this made the colonists angry because they had to buy more costly sugar, especially the rum distilleries. All these events led to no manufacturing in America, and tension between the two places.
The Proclomation of 1763
The Proclomation was created after the French and Indian war, because he wanted to stop costly wars with Indians. This made the colonists really angry because they fought for the land that the king wasn't letting them settle on.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was an act to tax anything on paper by making them use a stamp,and this was created because the British needed to pay off their debt from the French and Indian war. Samuel Adams protested this in two ways, he Made the Comittees of Correspondence to boycott items, and he made the Sons of Liberty who used violence. The Stamp Act Congress was a group of 9 colonial leaders got together to ask the King to repeal the act, and this was successful.
After the Stamp Act, Britan sent even more troops over to America to stop the rebelling of colonists, and with the Quartering Act the colonists had to house and feed the solders. The writs of assistance were laws that let soilders search homes without a permit. These two things made the colonists especially angry.
The Townshed Acts taxed items like, tea, glass. and paper. Some of the people in the colonies, liker the Daughters of Liberty boycotted cloth and made their own, and this made the British repeal the act, but still put a tax on tea.This made the Sons of Liberty very angry and they attacked the homes of solders and tax collectors on the colonies
On March 5, 1770 a fight broke out between a colonist and a solider, groups of solders and colonists started to form and some of the solders fired into the crowned and killed 5 people. Samuel Adams used this fight a propaganda to influence the colonists to fight against the British. Samuel Adams cousin, John Adams, sided with the soilders after the fight.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act was an act that allowed colonists to buy only British East India Company tea, and this made the colonists upset because they didn't want to pay import tax to Britan even though tea price was lowered. Because of this the Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and through 342 crates of tea into the ocean.
The colonists called the Coerecive Act the Intolerable Acts because it stopped trade between Boston and Britan, they couldn't have town meetings, gave Britan control of the colonies, and made the Quartering Acts stronger. The other colonies helped by giving Boston some supplies and stirred the revolutionary spirit.