Causes Of The American Revolution

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Causes Before the American Revolution, any imports from England from us had to come in ships owned by the British. Also, we could only sell tobacco and sugar to England. The British took French territory in Canada, east of the Mississippi River, and Spanish Florida which led to the American Revolution. Due to the war, Britain went in debt so, the British government placed taxes on goods so they could make more money. But that’s not all that led to the American Revolution, both the us and the French wanted the Ohio River Valley territory and we both believed we could control it but feared each other.

Paragraph 2 The British government didn’t only place taxes on goods, they also imposed acts such as the Quartering Act, the Stamp Act, and …show more content…

The British parliament found this out so they stopped putting taxes on everything except for tea. We were unhappy with it so we felt that we didn’t have to pay taxes on tea. Also, we felt that if there wasn’t any tea to pay tax on then we wouldn’t go out of business. So, a group of men dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor. They threw three hundred forty-two chests of tea into the water.

Paragraph 5 Due to the Boston Tea Party, the British parliament created the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts were four harsh acts that were passed by parliament. The first was that they closed the fort of Boston. Second, they raised the power of the government. This affected us because it gave the government more power against us. Next, they strengthened the Quartering Act. This made it worse for us because we had to let them stay until they decided to leave. So if they could stay for months if they decide to. Lastly, they abolished upper houses of Massachusetts and cut powers of town meetings. People in other colonies tried to help us by giving food and other supplies. Congress demanded that they end the act.

Paragraph 6 During the First Continental Congress, twelve of our colonies sent representatives to the meeting except for Georgia. They demanded the repeal of the Intolerable Acts and

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