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Causes of the American Revolution

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1763 french and indian war during the war parliament decided that neglecting the colonies was an unwise policy the british emerged from this war with a giant national debt.
proclamation of 1763 parliament prohibited american settlers from moving west of the appilations
1764 sugar act parliament taxes sugar.before this only the colonial legislatures had the power to raise taxes.from then on violators were taken to england tried in vice admiralty courts.this denied them the right to trial by there peers.
currency act parliament prevents the people from printing there own paper money.before this the colonial legislatures had the right to print money
1765 quartering act parliament orders the colonial legislatures to feed and house the british troops.the americans came to regard the british soldiers as an occupation army.in 1767 when new york ignored the law
stamp act parliament taxed legal documents licenses,and diplomas,almanacs and newspapers the americans only believed their colonial legislatures could raise taxes.there was a massive resistance
sons of liberty in boston sam adams founded this group to protest the stamp acts
stamp act congress the 13 colonies met to protest the stamp act.the most effective protest was an economic boycott of all british goods.
1766 declaratory act parliament repealed the stamp act.parliament had the right to make laws for the colonies "in all cases whatsoever"parliament regarded the colonial legislatures as irrevelent
1767 townshend acts parliament taxed everyday necessities -glass,paper,lead,paint.from then on writs of assistance ment illegal search and seizure.
1770 boston massacre to enforce the townshend acts , parliament sent british troops to boston.the redcoats and sons of liberty clashed,killing five americans.
1773 the tea act parliament gave the british east india company a monopoly on the tea trade.the monopoly on the tea trade.the monopoly cut american merchants out of the tea trade.if a british monopoly could destroy tea merchants,it could destroy all merchants
boston tea party the sons of liberty,disguised as indians,dumped the tea into boston harbor
1774 intolerable acts the british close boston harbor!1.revoked the royal charter of massachusetts .2.closed down the colonial legislature.3.closed the courts.4.banned town meetings.5.imposed martial law and put 4,000 british soldiers in private homes.
the quebec act quebec was extended to the region west of the appalachian mountains.this meant american colonists could never move west of the appalachians.
house of burgesses the royal governor of virginia dissolved the colonial legislature
first continental congress it met for the first time in philadelphia.sent a letter to the king of england:1.promised obedience to the king.2.petitioned the king to recognize the colonists' rights as english citizens.3.parliament had no right to tax the colonies.
1775 concord and lexington first battle of the revolutionary war. the british marched there to arrest two revolutionary leaders and confiscate weapons
fort ticonderoga ethan allen and his green mountain boys of vermont captured british fort in new york
battle of bunker hill the boston militia fought the british army.a moral victory for the americans
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