Causes of the American Revolution
The Navigations Act was the act that England put on the 13 colonies to only sell raw materials and buy only buy manufactured goods. The two rules for the Navigation Act was no making manufactured goods and only using English ships to ship materials. The event that made the colonist angry was when courts were set up to define who was smuggling goods. This act enforced mercantilism in the colonies. This act was made in England and was put in affect in the 13 colonies. The navigations act was put in affect in 1650.
The Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 happened after the French and Indian war in 1763. The Proclamation was a line that defined which land was owned by the 13 colonies and which land was owned by the natives. The line was defined by the Appalachian Mountains. This was put in affect so the number of native attacks would reduce.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was the act that put taxes on all paper products in the 13 colonies. The Stamp Act was put in affect to help England pay back its debt. The Stamp Act Congress was made to discuss the taxes put on paper products. Some examples of products that they put taxes on were newspapers, letters, books, cards, and other products. The Stamp Act was passed in 1765.
The Quartering Act was the act that Britain sent soldiers to the 13 colonies to watch over the colonies. The colonists would then need to feed and house the soldiers. This act was put in affect in 1765. The soldiers would come and search the colonists houses to make sure they weren't smuggling any goods.
The Townshed Acts was the act that put taxes on paper, tea, oil, glass, and other important goods. This act was put in affect to pay for the rising solider costs. The colonists boycotted the goods. A female group called the Daughters of Liberty made their own cloth instead of buying cloth from England. Parliament destroyed all the acts that put taxes on other objects besides tea. This act was put in affect in 1767.
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts. The event started when a solider and colonists started fighting and a crowd crowded around them. Samuel Adams used the massacre to show what England really wanted. After the soldiers shot 5 colonists dead, John Adams represented the soldiers at trial.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act was when England only allowed colonists to buy tea from the British East Company and the colonists were not allowed to sell their own tea. This event made the colonists angry because they had to pay for taxes for the the English ships to ship the tea. The Sons of Liberty responded to the Tea Act by dressing up as Indians and boarding English ships and throwing tea in the Boston Harbor. This events happened in 1773.
The Coercive Act was called the Intoreable Act by the colonists because they were so harsh. The four laws that were enforced was no trade with Britain and the colonies, no town meetings, Britain was put in control of the colonies, and the Quartering Act was put together again. The colonies responded by trading within themselves instead with Britain . This strengthened the colonists' anger towards England. Boston was the main trade system between colonies. The colonists used their anger by featuring tax collectors with tar and pouring hot tea down their throats.
The American Revolution
The American Revoulition was when the 13 colonies rebelled and fought against Britain for freedom. Social causes of the American Revoulition was all the acts England out the colonies. Another reason was when England would tax the colonies to pay back it's debt. I think the colonies should have gotten freedom from Engkand before the American Revolution.