Causes of the American Revolution
Bella Griffith 1763-1776
The Proclaimation on 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was written after the French and Indian War, which is why King George III issued the Proclamation of 1763 on October 7th, 1763 to avoid more violent outbreaks with the natives. Due to this, colonists reacted angrily because they wanted to settle on the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and did not want troops to live with them.
The Stamp Act
In response to the Stamp Act protests, the British sent even more troops into the colonies, which lead to the Quartering Act. The Quartering act was when England required the colonists to house (quarter) any soldier. The soldiers also had the rights of Writs of Assistance, which giving them the rights to search any home. There were two major issue with the Quartering Acts.One was that the colonists did not enjoy having a large standing army of search warrants (Writs of Assistance). The second one was that housing and taking care of the soldiers was expensive on top of all the taxes.