Causes Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. When conflict arose between the 13 American colonies and Great Britain. In 1775 tensions had been building between colonist and the British authorities. The British had attempted to raising the colonies taxes so they could bring in more revenue, notably the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Tariffs of 1767 and the Tea Act of 1773 (History Staff). This led the people of the colonies to anger and even protest against the British government and taxes. The colonies protest and resistance led to a terrible event in 1770 as a group of colonist were fired upon by British soldiers killing five men in what is known as the Boston Massacre (History Staff). Following that in 1773 a group of Boston colonists dressed up like a group of Mohawk Indians and dumped a large amount of tea in the Boston Harbor. These events are just some of the causes that led to the American Revolution, but it doesn’t end there. “In response, a group of colonial delegates (including George Washington of Virginia, John and Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, Patrick Henry of Virginia and John Jay of New York) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances against the British crown.” The first sign of the Continental Congress as these men meet. They got together and didn’t as much as demand independence from Great Britain, but it denounced taxation without representation, maintenance of the
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