Causes of the American Revolution
By: Kylie Wiesenhutter
Proclamation of 1763
After the French and Indian War ended the king told the colonists they could not go into the Ohio Valley River or move into it. He did this because he did not want to start another war and pay for it. This law was called and known as the Proclamation of 1763. The colonist were very upset about this and did not agree with the king.
The Boston Massacre
A British soldier and colonist got in an argument and than the British soldier struck him. Some colonies who were watching, saw this and were furious they all started to run to the guard in a big group and so did some of the other British soldiers. A British soldier started to fire at the group of colonists making the colonists all flee from the fight. Five of the colonists died from this fight. Samuel Adams and others started to protest against the British after everyone heard about this.
The Tea Act of 1773
The tea act allowed the British East India company to sell tea directly to the colonists. The British government said the colonists could only buy tea form them. The colonists were furious and started to think of a plan to stop this and that's what led to the idea of the Boston Tea Party.
The Intolerable Acts of 1774
The British government was making even more laws thinking they were gonna make the colonists happy but it made the colonists even more angry with them. One of these laws was closing the Boston Harbor. Another one was "The Quartering Act" which meant if a British soldier came to the colonist door they had to let them in and take care of them. These laws started to turn colonists against the British.