CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Navigation Acts, The Start of the Conflict
Beginning in 1650, the British Parliament agreed to put the Navigation Acts into action. They did to compete with trade of other countries, and England needed to pay off the debt from the French and Indian war. In the colonies, the Navigation Acts were taxes on traded goods, and these items can only be traded with England. One of the more infamous acts was the Sugar Act in 1733. It stated that the colonists must buy the British West Indies's sugar. The sugar cost less, but the colonists were upset because of the shipping tax for having it shipped from England to the colonies.
The Proclamation of 1763
In 1763, The Proclamation of 1763 (no duh). What happened is that after Pontiac's Rebellion, where the Indians rebelled against the English, King George III made the Proclamation, saying that colonist are not allowed to settle past the Appalachian Mountains to avoid more Indian conflict. The thing is, the law was really hard to enforce, so many of the colonist disregarded it.