Causes of the American Revolution

Isabella Wells

Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763 is a document telling the colonists that the war they fought was just for England because they wanted more land. In the Proclamation the King Stated that the colonists could not move into the land that they seized, which infuriated the colonists since the fought to the death to earn land that they couldn't even live on. The effect of the Proclamation caused colonists to move there anyways.

The Stamp Act pf 1765

The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax that taxed paper, legal documents and licenses. It effected the colonists a lot because the only way of communication between family and friends was through a letter, which was written on paper. The colonists thought that this was the most stupid tax yet and got very angry with the King.

The Townshend Act of 1767

The Townshend Act was a tax on items like glass, paper, paint and tea. When the colonists found out about this act they soon reacted with actions such as boycotting, smuggling, stealing and rioting/protesting. This effected the businesses in the colonies because of all the rioting, stealing and high taxes businesses were going out of business.

The Boston Massacre of 1770

The Boston Massacre was the day when British soldiers shot at a mob of armed colonists. The shooting all started when an angry colonist threw a club at a soldier. The soldier immediately retaliated by shooting the colonist. Once the shot was heard other soldiers started shooting as well. When the smoke cleared and the mob was gone there were 4 dead colonists left and the 5 one died later in the week in the hospital. This effected the colonists because after the event happened, they were taken to court and the colonists were found guilty.

The Tea Act of 1773

The Tea Act was enforced when East India started to sell they're tea directly to the colonists. This was great for the colonists since they payed very little taxes towards India. However this infuriated England because the colonists were only supposed to buy things from their Mother country, England. Also that meant that they were bypassing the British taxes enforced on silly items which included tea.

The Boston Tea Party of 1773

The Boston Tea party happened the same year the tea act was enforced. The Tea party happened because of the crazy tax against tea. The Boston Tea Party was when a grouped called the Sons of Liberty went on the boat holding all the tea at night and started dumping it into the harbor. This effected the colonists because after the party happened, England closed the port in Boston and wouldn't open it back up until Boston payed for all of the tea lost.

The Intolerable Acts of 1774

The Intolerable Acts of 1774 was the act officially stating that the Boston colonists had to pay for all the tea they poured out. This effected the colonists because in Boston the Taxes went from already high to super high. People were going poor and couldn't afford anything.

Lexington and Concord 1775

Lexington and Concord was also known as "The Shot Heard Around the World" because that was the first major fight against the British soldiers. This effected both the colonists and England because wars cost money and the colonists were pretty outnumbered.