Causes of the American Revolution

1763-1776

Navigation act

the colonist digressed with the Navigation act because the colonist could not manufacture goods in the colonies. It also made the colonist have to use the English boats to trade. using the boats coasted money and were taxed, they were also not aloud to trade with other nations. This act was made in 1650.
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The Proclamation of 1763

This act was created after the French and Indian war to stop the colonist from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. King Gorge III believed that if the colonist were not allowed to pass the Mountains there would be no more expensive wars withe the Indians. Of course the colonist were outraged that they could not settle on the land that they just fought for.
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Stamp Act

This act taxed all paper goods,like newspapers and books. The purpose was to try to get Britten out of debt from the French and Indian war.the Act was created in 1765. the colonist and Samuel Adams created lots of different committees that protested in different ways like boycotting. some of the committees where the Committees of Correspondence, the Sons of Liberty, and The Stamp Act Congress.
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Quartering Act

This act allowed British solders to stay in any house they wanted to stay in as a response to the stamp act protests . This act also created the writs of assistance which allowed solders to perform blank search warrants. In the searches the solders would search for items that had not been taxed on. The people did not like this because harbor ing the solders cost lots of money and the solders could search there house.
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Townshend Acts

This act taxed almost every common day item like imported tea, glass, paper, oil, cloth, and lead. The colonist were outraged again. The different comities protested again , the Daughters of Liberty protested by making there own cloth. The Sons of Liberty on the other hand were viciously attacked the British officials. The act was finally repealed in 1770, but the British still taxed tea.
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Boston Massacre

On March 5, 1770 a large crowed of angry colonist gathers in a alleyway and taunted the solders than a solder was beaten to the ground and his rifle discharged. Then while squad started to shoot, when the smoke cleared there were 5 people dead. Samuel Adams responded by starting propaganda than it was a giant massacre and the colonists were outraged.
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Tea Act & Tea Party

The tea act it ordered that the colonist could only order tea from the British East India Company. The colonist were unhappy with this even though it made the price lower, because they were taxed. The sons of liberty responded to this act by going to the Boston harbor in the middle of the night dressed as Indians, and dumping 342 crates of tea into the Boston harbor.
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Coercive Act (Intolerable Acts)

These acts were punishment for the Boston Tea Party. The Coercive acts unforced 4 things, it stopped all trade in Boston, it did not allow town meetings, it gave Britain control over the colonies, and the Quartering act was strengthened. When the trade in Boston stopped, it affected the entire colonies. These punishments were so harsh they called the Coercive Act the Intolerable Act.
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