Causes of the American Revolution

1763-1776

Causes of the American Revolution

The American Revolution was the climax of years of built up tension between Britian and the 13 colonies. After the French and Indian war Britian had lots of debt so they needed money to pay for it, as a result they taxed the colonists in many different acts. This outraged the colonists many times so they would riot and protest and eventually the acts would be repealed. This went on for many years and eventually Britian had decided they have had enough of the nonsense and they tried to take over the colonies, the colonists took this as the start of a war.
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Navigation Acts

The Navigation Acts were efforts to put mercantilism into practice. Two rules that the colonists had to follow was: Trade could only be sent using English Colonial Ships. Trade destined for places other than The Empire had to go to England first. The Sugar Act was when a high tax was placed on sugar and the colonists were opposed to this because they didn't want to pay so much. The most significant impact of the Navigation Acts is the stifling of colonial manufacturing and increasing resentment against the mother country.
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