Causes of the American Revolution

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Causes of the American Revolution

the American Revolution was basically a series of conflicts against the British and the colonists with the government giving pointless and ridiculous laws to the colonists. This led to a lot of violence and created the Sons of Liberty who also used violence to gets their rights back.

Navigation Acts

The Navigation acts were a laws that made people use English ships for trade between Britain and the 13 colonies. They began in 1651 and ended 200 years later. Certain goods weren't allowed to be traded to other places to and fro. The colonists didn't like these laws were fully repealed in 1849.

Proclamation of 1763

The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's desire for the French territory in North America following the end of the French and Indian Wars with the Tresty of Paris. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was designed to calm the fears of Native Indians by halting the westward expansion by colonists whilst expanding the lucrative fur trade.

Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was passed in 1765. The new tax was made all American colonists pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The colonists didn't like this and they tried to repeal and it was successfully repealed in 1766.

Quartering Act

The 1765 Quartering Act made the English colonists to give shelter and food for British soldiers with their own money. The soldiers had a bunch of blank search warrants or the "writs of Assistance"so the colonists didn't like a lot of blank handed soldiers in their home. The colonists didn't like this because it was too expensive and the soldiers took their future jobs for lower prices than normal.

Townshend Acts

These laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The colonial reaction to these taxes was the same as to the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, and Britain eventually repealed all the taxes except the one on tea. In response to the sometimes violent protests by the American colonists, Great Britain sent more troops to the colonies.

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at a squad of British soldiers. In this fight there were 5 people that died after the first gunshots. The first to die was an African-American man named Crispus Attucks. Crispus Attucks is considered the first martyr of the American Independence. The four others who died were Samuel gray, a rope maker; James Caldwell, a sailor; Samuel Maverick, a seventeen year old apprentice and Patrick Carr, a leather worker and Irish immigrant. All in which were unarmed and brutally murdered.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. The Sons of Liberty and disguised as Native Americans got on three British ships and dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor on that day.

Intolerable Acts

The Intolerable Acts were series of Laws, passed by the Parliament by Great Britain in 1774. The Intolerable Acts were specifically aimed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the actions taken in the incident in the Boston Tea Party.