Causes of the American Revolution

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    British Policy of Salutary Neglect

    This was to help enforce strict laws in Britain The purpose of this was to create more power for the British government so that the British weren't governing themselves
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    Navigation Acts/Mercantilism

    Decreased dependence on imported goods Taxed goods importing in Britain
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    French and Indian War

    The war was to help Great Britain have more territory in North America The Parliament was enforcing more taxes because of the war debt
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Put a boundary dividing the Appalachian Mountains and the Eastern Continental Colonial anger created a crisis that ultimately started the American Revolution
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Taxed all documents in American colonies The stamp act ensured that there would be Taxation without Representation
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The British would put its soldiers in American territory Would allow them to station the soldiers there for potential invasion
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Taxed goods would be imported to American colonies The purpose was to ensure that America and Great Britain would remain Allies
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A fight between the British and a patriot mob Sparked a want in independence by American colonists
  • Boston Tea Party/Tea Act

    Boston Tea Party/Tea Act
    Americans were upset because Great Britain didn't want to keep the Taxation without Representation law The British wanted to rule over the American colonies
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    A series of laws passed by the Parliaments Major push in the American Revolution
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    1st Continental Congress

    America's discussing it under growing British aggression America drafted the Declaration of Independence
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Marked the start of the American Revolution The ultimate start in the war
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    Made George Washington commander of the US Army Established a continental army
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A pamphlet showing independence from Great Britain Encouraged colonies to fight for egalitarian government