Causes of the American Revolution
Fight for Liberty or Die
Britain pretty much used the colonists to add to it's power - of course, it was at the colonists' expense.
Navigation Acts: to make sure the colonists benefitted Britain and Britain only, the Parliament passed the Navigation Acts which pretty much said the colonists can only trade, buy and/or sell goods with Britain.
This limited the colonists' wealth which resulted in smuggling (illegal trade). It also created more tension between the two.
Boston Massacre (1770)
The event was exaggerated (hence the name, the Boston 'Massacre'), but it was still a tragedy.
Townshend Acts of 1767
What was the Proclamation of 1763 and how did it affect the relationship between Britain and the colonists? How did the colonists react towards the Sugar Act? Why did Britain pass the Intolerable Acts?
Web Quest Questions
2. List four acts the Parliament passed in response to the Boston Tea Party.
3. How did John Adams successfully defend the British Redcoats accused of murder?