Causes of the American Revolution

1763-1776

American Revolution

The American Revolution was a war between the colonists and the British between 1765-1783. Some social causes of the American Revolution was that the colonies were begining to lose the ties to their "mother country". Some of the British economic policies that led to the American Revolution was that taxes were going up. I do think that the colonists were justified in declaring independence from England.
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Navigation Acts

The Navigation Acts were efforts to put the theory of mercantilism into actual practice. Some rules that the colonists had to follow when trading goods was that they had to be conducted only with English or colonial ships and certain "enumerated" items were shipped. The Sugar Act is a duty was placed on importation of sugar from the French West Indies.
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The Proclamation

The Proclamation started in 1763 after the French and Indian war. King George III had issued the proclamation to avoid more conflict and tension with American Indians. The colonists were very angry because they wanted to settle on that land and they did not want British soldiers to live among them.
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Tea Act & Boston Tea Party

The Tea Act made the British East India company the only company allowed to sell teas to their colonies. The colonists were unhappy about the Tea Act because they were forced to pay import taxes to Britain. The son of liberty illegally boarded the ships and dumped 342 crates of British tea into Boston harbor.
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Townshend Acts

Some items that were taxed was tea, glass, paper, and other items to pay for rising military costs due to the Quartering Act. The Daughters of Liberty responds protest the Townshend Acts by making their own cloth instead of buying British cloth. The British goverment countinued to tax tea after the Townshend Acts in 1770. The Sons of Liberty kept on using violence and attacked the homes of British officials and colonial tax collecters.
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Boston Massacre

The event that unfolded on March 5, 1770 was that a colonists got in a fight with a British soldier and 5 colonists died that night. Samuel Adams and some other colonists said that this was a propaganda. John Adams chose to represent the soldiers in this infamous trial after the Boston Massacre.
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Coercive Act

The colonists called the coercive Acts intolerable Acts. The four laws, did not allow town meetings, gave Britain control of the colony, and strengthened the Quartering Act. It stirred revolutionary spirit throughout the colonies.
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