Causes of the American Revolution
1763-1776 Shelby Weprin
The Stamp Act
The stamp act was created to raise funds to prtect the colonies and pay debt of the french and Indian war. Samual Adams and The Committees of Correspondence contacted other colonies and protested. They wrote a repeal and sent it to the king, he had no choise but to repeal the stamp act.
The Townshend Acts made colonists pay taxes on imported tea, glass, paper and other items to pay for rosing military costs due to the Quartering Act. Instead of buying British clothes the Daughters of Liberty made their own. In 1770 the ling repealed the Townshend acts but the tax on tea still remained.
On March 5, 1770 an angry colonist started arguing with some soldiers and then angry colonists started to gather around the angry colonist and soldiers. They shouted and threw snowballs at the soldiers and when they got more soldiers shots fired. John Adams represented the soldiers in the trial.
Boston Tea Party
The tea act is when Britain only allowed BEIC to sell tea to the colonies. Even thought the tea cost less the colonists were unhappy because they didn't want to pay import taxes. The Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians, illegally boarded the ships and dumped 342 crates of British tea into the Boston harbor.