Causes of the American Revolution
1763-1776 Aidan Bochey
in 1650, England and the 13 colonies created the Navigation Acts. This was made to promote mercantilism. This was made in England and used and practiced in the 13 colonies.
The Proclamation of 1763
In 1763, King George III created a proclamation after the French and Indian war to not allow colonists to go west of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation was created in England and put into action into the 13 colonies. King George III made the proclamation to avoid a costly wa with the Native Americans west of the Appalachian Mountains.
In 1765, King George III created the Stamp Act. This allowed the British to tax any printed papers. This act was created in England, and made to work in the colonies. The Stamp Act was made so the British could pay off the debts of the French and Indian War.
In 1765, the Quartering Act was created by King George III in England. This was made to work in the 13 colonies. The Quartering Act was made because of social and political problems. This allowed Britain to send troops to the colonies to be housed by the colonists. The colonists had to pay for the British troops stay. The troops were in the colonies to keep order and to give blank search warrants to find out if any colonists were smuggling any goods.
In 1767, Parliament created the Townshend Acts. This was created in England and enforced in the 13 colonies. The colonists were forced to pay taxes on products such as tea, glass, and paper. The Townshend Acts were created to pay off debts from the war.
On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. This was a dispute between a group of colonists and a British soldier. More soldiers arvived, and five colonists ended up being shot. This occurred in Boston, Massachusetts. This happened because a riot broke out between a group of colonists and a group of British soldiers.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
In 1773, Parliament created the Tea Act. This was created in Britain and practiced in the 13 colonies. The Tea Act allowed the British East India Company to be the only company in the colonies to sell tea. The colonists didn't like the Tea Act because they had to pay import taxes. Late the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 crates of the tea into the harbor.
In 1774, Parliment created the Coercive Act. The Coercive act was created in Britain, and used in the colonies. The Coercive Act was created to tax the colonists on tea, and avoid allowing colonists to plan attacks.
The American Revolution was a period of time where the British and colonists had political problems with each other. Some of the British economic policies that led to the American Revolution were tax on certain goods and that the British were in debt and the colonists were unwilling to help. I think that the colonists were justified in declaring independence from England because they didn't want to be punished by England when things we not going well. They didn't want to have to help out when they had no say in what England was going to do. Some social causes of the Amercan Revolution were that the colonies were losing their strong relationships with England. The colonists didn't like England's government. Colonists also did not like paying taxes to England.