Causes of the American Revolution
Andre Sanchez 1763-1776
The Navigation Act was a set of laws that prevented trade between the colonists. Britain made this laws so they would get more money. The three major rules that they had to follow were, they had to buy all of their stuff from England, they could only sell raw materials to England, so they were not able to manufacture their own goods, and they had to use English ships. The sugar act was a set of rules that forced the colonist to buy more costly sugar from Britian. The bIggest impacts of the navigation act was more resentment to the mother country and less manufacturing in the colonies.
The Poclamation of 1763
The Proclamtion of 1763 was made after the French and Indian war. King Goerge the third made this law to end further death between the Indians and colonists. He wanted less fighting so he wouldn't have to spend money on troops for the colonists. The colonists were angered about the Proclamation of 1763 because it prevented them from settling on the land they just won in the French and Indian war.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act made it were all paper in the colonies had to have a stamp or it was eligall. What made the Stamp Act so annoying is that the stamps costed a lot of money. The Stamp Act was created to pay of debt from the war. One way Samuel Adams protested the Stamp Act was by not buying sertent goods that could be taxed. The Sons of Liberty were created by Sam Adams and they were a group that opposed British law. They protested with with whatever they needed to get their point accros. At the Stamp Act Congress nine colonies discussed a letter to get King George to repeal the Stamp Act. King George did not read the letter from the colonists and ended up sending more troops Boston.
The Quartering Act
After all the protesting the king sent more troops. The Quartering Act forced the colonists to house and feed the troops with their own money and food. The colonists did not like that the soldiers could just come onto their property and sleep on their beds and eat their food whenever they wanted. They also didn't like that they lost their sense of rights. Writs of Assistance were blank search warrants.
Many items were taxed in the Townshend Act, such as tea, glass, paper, cloth, and many more house items. The Daughters of Liberty Protested this Act by making their own cloth. After the Townshend Act was repealed in 1770 the tax on tea stayed. The British kept the tax on tea to show they still had power to tax. The Sons of Liberty were still mad about the continues taxing so they attacked officials homes.
On March, 5 1770 a group of colonists were arguing with a soldier. Both sides of the argument grew and then violence broke up. Shots were fired. Many colonists made a propaganda about the Boston Massacre, such as the leader of the Sons of Liberty Samuel Adams. On the other side John Adams, Samuel Adams cousin, helped the soldiers. John Adams didn't agree with his cousins way of protesting so he took the more peaceful path and was diplomatic about protesting.
Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
The Tea Act gave British monopoly over the selling of tea. The only place that could sell tea was the BEIC. Although the tea was cheaper with this rule the importing taxes were really expensive. The Sons of Liberty were really mad about the taxes on tea so they dressed up as Native Americans and dumped a lot of tea overboard.
Coercive Act (Intolerable Acts)
The colonists called the Coercive Act the Intolerable Acts because of how hard they impacted the colonies. The four rules they had follow were, the ending of trade between Boston and Britain, they couldn't have town meetings, gave the British full control over their Colonies, and made the Quartering act worse. The colonies were filled with revolutionary spirit.
The American Revolution was a time that the colonies fought for their freedom from Britain. Some of the social aspects of the American Revolution was that the colonies were separated from the mother country for a long time. So when the mother country took control they got mad. Other economic reasons the American Revolution happened was that the colonists were taxed greatly and that got them even more mad. I think the colonies had full rights to separate from Britain because they were just being used for money.