Cuases of the American Revolution
Julianna Dicochea 1763-1776
How it started
The american revolution was a battle between the American Colonies and Great Britain. The American Revolution started as a disagreement beween the American Colonies and Britain and how the British were treating them. One of the Britsh economic policies that led to the American Rev. was the navigation acts. I do think the colonists were justifing in declaring independence from England because they came when ever they needed to.
The purpose of the Navigation Acts were to put the theory of mercantilism into actual practice. In trading goods there were two rules, they could ony trade with English ships, you are only allowed to trade sugar, tobacco and indigo. The Sugar Act was taxing sugar from the French West Indies, but the colonists were against this because they were forced to buy sugar from the British. The most significan part about the Navigation Acts were the falling of the colonial manufacturing and improving of resentment vs. the mother country.
The Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was created right after the French and Indian war. King George III created the Proclamation of 1763 to escape more conflict with the American Indians. The colonists ignored it, and that showed their unhappiness.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was taxing everything that was printed on paper. The Stamp Act was created because the colonies needed to be protected and pay the dept of the french and Indian War. Samuel adams and the Committees of Correspondence protected the Stamp Act by notifying some other towns and colonies about how to battle British taxes. Samuel Adams created the Sons of Liberty, which was a group of men that protested against British Policies. At the Stamp Act Congress they talked about taxes. King George lll was forced to reverse the Stamp Act because colonists were boycotting it and Benjamin Franklin offered a solution.
Britain kept sending more troops to control the colonies, after the Stamp Act. The Quartering Act were colonists that had to quarter or house and feed British soldiers. Two major issues that colonists had with the Quartering Act was soldiers with blank search warrants and writs of assistance. The Writs of Assistance was the loss of rights of their property.
Some idem's that were taxed in the Townshend Acts were tea, glass, paper, and other military costs. The Daughters of Liberty protested against the Townshend Acts by making their own clothes instead of buying from the British. The British kept taxing tea after the Townshend Acts were cancelled in 1770. The Sons of Liberty protested and used violence/attacked.
Tention grew when Britain kept sending soldiers to Boston because they didn't want to pay taxes. Samuel Adams as well as colonists used the incident as publicity, they used the information to impact the peoples opinion. John Adams decided to represent the soldiers in the trial.
Tea Act & Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act was that you could only sell tea to the colonies. The colonists didn't like the Tea Act because they were forces to pay taxes to Britain. The Son of Liberty dressed up like American Indians and threw 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor.
The colonists called the Coercive Act the Intolerable Acts because it was so rough. Four rules that were enforced were stopped trade between Boston and Britain, did not allow town meetings, gave Britain control, and strengthened the quartering act. The colonies said that Intolerable Acts made a revolutionary spirit through the colonies.