Causes Of The American Revolution

Ximena Loza 1763-1776

Navigation Acts

The navigation acts were to put the mercantilism into practice. In 1650 the Parliament acted to fight the threat of the Dutch carrying trade.

The trade with the colonies was conducted with English ships and certain items were only shipped only with the empire.

The Sugar Act is a tax placed on the importation of sugar.

The most significant result of the Navigation Acts was the manufacturing and increasing resentment against the mother country.

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The Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation was created after the French and Indian War.

The King George III issued the proclamation to avoid more problems and tension with the American Indians.

This made the colonists really angry because they wanted to stay on that land and they didn't wanted British soldiers being around them

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The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act taxed anything printed on paper and it required the colonists to buy a stamp for paper products.

This act was created to try to raise funds to protect the colonies and to pay the debt of the French and Indian War.

Samuel Adams and the Committees of Correspondence protested by a method called boycott where people refused to buy goods in protest.

Samuel Adams created secret societies called Sons of Liberty which were groups of men that protest of British policies using violence.

Benjamin Franklin spoke before Parliament and told them to repel the act so that colonies could stop the boycott and King George III have no other choice but repeal the stamp act.

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The Quartering Act

After the Stamp Act, Britain sent more soldiers to the colonies.

The Quartering Act required colonist to house and feed the British soldiers.

To major issues the colonists had were that colonies did not like having soldiers with writs of assistance and that housing and Supplying the soldiers was costly.

Writs of assistance is that soldiers have lost their sense of rights over their property.

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The Townshend Acts

The Townshend Acts taxed items like tea,glass, paper and other items.

The daughters of liberty responded to this acts by making their own cloth instead of buying British cloth.

After the Townshend Acts were repealed in 1770 the only item that was continue taxed was tea.

The sons of liberty continued using violence and attacked the homes of British officials and tax collectors.

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Boston Massacre

On March 5, 1770, a crowd gathered around and angry colonist arguing with a British soldier. Colonists began to insult and throw snow balls at the soldier. Then more soldiers arrived and shots were fired, killing five colonists.

Samuel Adams used the incident as propaganda to influence public opinion.

John Adams chose to represent the soldiers in this infamous trial.

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Tea Act & Boston Tea Party

The Tea Act made the British East India Company the only company aloud to sell to the colonists.

The prose of tea was lower, but colonists were still unhappy because they were force to pay taxes to Britain.

Sons of Librty disguised as Americans Indians and illegally boarded the ships and dumped British tea into Boston Harbor.

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Coercive Acts

The colonist called the Coercive Acts "intolerable acts" because they were so harsh.

The four laws stopped all traid between Boston and Britain, did not aloud town meetings, gave Britain control of the colonies, and strengthened the Quartering Acts.

It stirred revolutionary spirit throughout the colonies.

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American Revolution

The American Revolution was a political battle that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists rejected the British monarchy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. One social cause of the American Revolution were that America was viewed as inferior.

Some of the British economic policies that led the American Revolution were that they include a lot of unfair taxes in almost all things.

And I think colonists were justified in declaring independence.

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