Causes of the American Revolution

1776-1787

First it started with a series of things like the French and Indian War

The French and Indian war was a big part of the American Revolution because it gave land to the English and the English put taxes on a lot of things because the war was very costly and the king didn't want to start anymore costly wars. But the taxes made a lot of the colonists mad and they didn't want to pay extra for everything.

The Navigation Act and The Proclamation of 1763

The purpose of the Navigation act was to put mercantilism into practice. The Navigation act was basically running everyone dry out of resources and money because what was going on was they were giving Britain materials for money and Britain would make it into something useful and sell it for more money so they were losing money and materials.

The Proclamation of 1763 basically stated that the colonists would not go on the land the English had got from the French because it was for the Indians and that made the colonists very upset that they got the Ohio river Valley for nothing at all.

Some of the Acts

Coercive Act

Intolerable Acts also known As the Coericive acts

This Act was a very big punishment for the Boston Tea party. This act stopped all trade with Boston and Britain, did not allow town meetings, it gave Britain more control over the colony, and strengthend the quartering act. This act greatly impacted the economy but this act started a lot of Revolutionary conflict.