Cause of the American Revolution

1763-1776

1763-1776

The American Revolution is all the English colonies uniting against the British king and his soilders. So the can what they want, and to fight for freedom and independence against the British. Some of the social causes were that the colonies were starting to work together when the king passed the Stamp act,but they stopped working together because the King passed the Navgiation Act.
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Navigation Act

The Navigation Acts were to stop the 13 colonies from trading with other people besides the English. Only because the English wanted to be rich and wealthy as possible. This made the colonists angry because their economic went down and so did businesses too. There were some things that the colonist were still getting were sugar and indigo ,but they were first sent to the England empire before being sent put to the colonists.

Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was anything printed on paper requiring colonists to buy a stamp or seal paper products. this was to earn more money for the government and not the colonist because they needed to pay off the debt from the Indian and French war. Samuel Adams made a group called the Committees of Corresespondence that contacted other towns to fight for not having to pay taxes. The most popular protested was boycott, when people refused to buy certain goods.the boycotting worked because King George III repealed the law.
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Town Shed Act

The Town Shed act was any taxes on everyday goods like glass, paint,oil,lead,and paper,and tea.Some of the colonists boycotted against these goods. These taxes were made because of the military rising the costs due to the Quartering Act. A group called the Daughters of Liberty made their own cloth instead of buying the British cloths. Most of theses taxes were repealed because the British wanted to show that they still have power over the taxes.anger against the British government the Sons of Liberty counties to use violence against the government.
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Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation was a British law prohibiting colonial settlement west of the Appalachians Mountains, to avoid costs of war. This law made the colonists very unhappy because they all wanted to move out there so there would be no British soldiers living with them. Many colonists disregarded it to show that the British were trying to control them.
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The Quartering Act

The Quartering Act allowed British Troops into other people home with a blank written warrant if they were suspected in smuggling goods. this also required to the colonists to give a quarter of their homes to feed and provide water to them. There were 2 things wrong with this, 1st reason was the colonists didn't like having troops come into their house with blank warrants, 2nd reason was they had lost their sense over their property.
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the Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was the death of 5 people, the colonists called it the Boston Massacre because of what the British troops did. What they did was trying to collect taxes in front of an angry mob, then the King sent more troops over and the mob got bigger and out of hand. Then 5 people were shot. Afterwards Samuel Adams used the colonists and informed them with one-sided information called the Propaganda. that was used a lot to get the colonist opinion. Samuel Adams started a group called the Committees of Correspondence.To share with people regarding what happened. John Adams was the lawer of the British troops there were trailed by the grand jury and won that the troops met no harm.
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Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the tea taxes in which the Sons of Liberty snuck on to the ship and dumped 342 tea crates into the water. The thing was though the tea was very cheap but the colonists were unhappy because of all the taxes being paid to be imported . Instead of paying the colonial merchants refused to unload the tea from the British ships or make and sell tea to the colonists.
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Coercive Acts

The Boston Tea party made the British government angry.Thats where the Coercive Acts came in the British government passed a law making the colonists pay for the tea and keep the colonist not being able to plan other attacks. These laws stopped all trades between Boston and Britain, also didn't allow town meetings,and gave Britain to control the colony. This law greatly impacted the economies and all of the colonies.This led to support for Boston as goods were brought from the other side of the colonies,
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