Causes of the American Revolution
Tyler Boyd (1763-1776)
The Navagation Acts
The Navagation Acts were a set of laws that King George III set formally to make the marketing only from England and the 13 colonies. These laws had to be obeyed, or there will be consequences. These laws say that you could buy/sell only to England, and you can't manufacture in the colonies meaning that you can't build or produce any goods in the Colonies.
Proclamation of 1763
The proclamation of 1763 was a statement from the King saying, you can't settle west among your colonies border or settle west of the Appalachian mountains. This made the colonists very upset; for one, they fought one of the biggest army yet (France), Evan though they kicked France off their land, they still don't want any Indian attacks.
The Stamp Act (1765
And yet another furious law from the King, but it was for paying off the French and Indian war debt. It was to tax all papers that were shared among the colonies. So some people had to issue a Boycott, meaning they secretly get those papered goods among the colonies.
The Quartering Acts
After the Stamp act protest, Brtian sent more troups to occupy the colonies. In this shipment, the troups would be staying in the people's homes. This was called the quartering acts. The people would have to house and feed the troups. Things that the colonists disliked about the housing part is that they didn't like the fact that they are taking care these people who didn't like.
The Townshend Acts
These Laws are a little like the stamp act but a little different. The stamp act only taxed papered goods. The Townshend acts taxed glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea. So some of these items just seems a little unfair to some people but just because the British taxed on these goods, still some people boycotted them. Some people came together to try to repeal some items, and it worked, almost, the British repealed all the items except for Tea.
The Boston Massacre
On March 5, 1770, a colonist and a British soldier were arguing about certain rights. The colonists made a big mob, and the soldiers hade to fire. Of course the soldiers fired and killed Five people, the people fled into the city. Because of this day, it has been known as the Boston Massacre. Samuel Adams the leader of the sons of liberty responded to this threat by making a committee with the colonists discussing the violent threat that England can't handle.
Tea Act & Boston Tea Party
First the tea act was the act that the people in the colonies had to buy tea from the East India tea company. So the colonies think it was a tax on tea still. So to protest this act the sons of liberty dressed up like Indians and threw massive loads of tea into the harbor.
Coercive Act (Intolerable Acts)
The British called this act the Coercive act, the colonists called this the intolerable acts. Mostly these laws were mostly to strengthen them. it stopped all trade between Boston and England, it didn't allow town meetings, it allowed Britian to have complete control over the colonies, and strengthened the Quartering acts. These laws were so harsh because Britain wasn't doing anything nice for the colonies.
Summary of the whole thing
The American Revolution was a series of events that distressed the colonies and Britain. Some social causes to the American revolution were the killing in some events that did make some conflicts. Britain's economical policy led to the American revolution because of King George III Greed. The colonies wanted some independence for England.