Causes Of The American Revolution


By: Cyn'Torreya Smith

  • Period: 1st
  • Class: Mr.Martin

Summary of the causes of the American Revolution

The American Revolution is the war between Great Britain and English colonies. In the end they find out who won there dependence. A few of the causes of the American Revolution is the Proclamation of 1738 and the Quartering Acts. Some of the British economic policies that led to the American Revolution are like mercantilism . Yes, I think that the colonists were justified in declaring independence from England because they helped tax even though there was a lot of conflict between people.

Navigation Acts 1650

The purpose of the Navigation Acts was to test mercantilism into to practice. The two rules the colonists had to follow when trading goods was to go though England first and trade with the English or colonial ships. The Sugar Act was a law passed by the British and it was refined sugar imported by the colonies. The most significant impact on the Navigation Act was colonial manufacturing and increasing resentment against the mother country.

The Proclamation Of 1763

After the French and Indian War was the Proclamation Of 1763. King George lll issued the Proclamation Of 1763 to avoid tension with the Indians. The response from the colonists were that they were angry because they had to settle on the land they didn't want.

The Stamp Act 1765

The Stamp Act taxed anything with paper and made the colonists to buy a stamp, or seal, for paper products. The Stamp Act was created because they needed to pay debt of the French and Indian War. Samuel Adams and the Committees Of Correspondence protest the Stamp Act by boycotting. Samuel Adams created the "Sons Of Liberty" and they were trying to get their message across by using violence. The discussed the Stamp Act Congress decided that only colonial governments should tax the colonies. King George responded to the boycott and Benjamin Franklin's address to parliament by repealing the law.
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The Quartering Act 1765

The Quartering Act was to quarter, or house and feed the British Soldiers. In response to the Stamp Act Britain sent more British troops to keep order of the colonies. The two major issues the colonies had was having an army without a blank search warrants and the second is, supplying the soldiers. Writs Of Assistance were soldiers with a blank search warrant(s).

The Townshend Acts 1767

Some of the items that were taxed with the Townshend Acts were tea, glass, paper and other goods. The Daughters Of Liberty responded to the protest Townshend Acts by making their own cloth instead of buying British cloth. Tea continued to tax after they repealed colonies. The Sons Of Liberty (by Samuel Adams) responded to the continued taxation by using violence and attacking homes of tax collectors.

The Boston Massacre 1770

The Boston Massacre started off when a crowd of angry colonists were aruging with a British Soldoirs. Colonists were throwing snowballs at they slodiars and more troops came. Casus got louder and shots went off. and shot an African Man. Samuel Adams responded to the Boston Massacre as a one-sided problem ised to influence public opinion(s). John Adams represented the soldiers an infamous trail to show that colonists have rights to a trail by jury for all citizens.

Tea Act & Boston Tea Party 1773

The tea Act (the only company BEIC) allowed to sell tea to the colonies, which made a monopoly over tea. The colonists were still upset even after they lowered the prices on tea ,because the colonists were forced to pay import taxes to Britain. The Son Of Liberty responded to the tea act by dressing up as American Indians, illegally boarded ships and dumped 342 creates of tea into the Boston Harbor.

Coercive Acts (Intolerable) 1774

The colonists called the Coercive Acts "Intolerable Acts" because the rules were to harsh. The four laws that were enforced were to stop trade between Boston and the Britain, no town meetings, Britain took control of the colony, and helped strengthened the Quartering Act. The other colonies responded to the Intolerable Act greatly impacted the economies of all the colonies.