American Revolution Causes
Causes of American Revolution
The American Revolution was when the 13 colonies fought the British because they did not like the acts and things that they were doing. The British put tax on items that the colonist did not like.
The Navigation acts were acts that put mercantilism into practice.It made two rules, first was trade destined had to first go to England. Second ships had to be conducted with English or ships. The sugar act was an act that raised the prices on taxes, it made life for rum makers hard. The most significant impact was the manufacturing and increasing resentment against
Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation was created in after the Pontaics Rebellion in 1763. King George III issued the act to avoid conflict with natives. The colonist were mad because they wanted to settle on land they wanted.
The stamp act taxed anything printed on paper. It was made to pay war debt. Committees of Correspondence protest to the acts by boycotting it. Adam Samuel created Sons of Liberty, they used violence to protest. At the stamp act congress only colonial govs should tax colonies. King George III responded to the boycott by repelling the act.
Britain responded to the Stamp Act Protest by sending more troops into the colonies to keep control. The Quartering Act allowed the soldiers to live in other peoples house without a warrant. Colonist didn't like soldiers without warrants and they were costly to take care of. The writs of assistance gave soldiers a warrant.
The Thowshend Acts put tax on teas, glass and paper. Soon there was a protest and Daughters Of Liberty responded by repealing some taxes items. The Townshend Act was removed in 1770 but there was still tax on tea. The Sons of Liberty responded to the tax by using violence and attacking tax collectors.
On March 5 1770 there was a protest and 5 unarmed colonist were killed by British soldiers. Samuel Adams responded by using the Boston Massacre ad a propaganda. After the Boston Massacre, John Adams represented the soldiers.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act made the BEIC the only company to sell tea to the colonies. Althought it lowered prices on tea, the colonist were still upset about the Tea Act because they still had to pay taxes. The Sons of Liberty responded to this by dumping 342 creates of tea into the ocean. This was known as the Boston Tea Party.
This act was call the Intolerable Act by the colonist. It enforced these 4 laws: It strengthened the Quartering Act, stopped trade between Boston and Britain, gave Britain control of the colonies and did not allow town meetings. The other colonies responded to the Act by giving things to Boston to support them.