The Causes of the American Revolution

  • Albany Plan of Union

    The reason for this act because people wanted a union to separate royal, proprietor, and charter governments. The colonists also knew they needed a union. But the colonists did not agree with the details that benjamin franklin created.
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    The French and Indian War

    The reason for this event was a conflict between the American colonists and the French over control of the Ohio Valley and the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The act of parliament affected the colonists because they were forced to fight the french and native americans. The colonists won the war.
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    Writs of Assistance

    The reason for this was to crack down on smuggling. They colonists were affected because their buildings would get searched. Their buildings would get destroyed because of the search.
  • Pontiac's War

    The purpose of the Pontiac’s War was to take over the British forts. All the colonists had to move eat of the line to prevent further trouble with the Native Americans. As a result of the Pontiac’s War, the Native Americans got their victory by compelling the British government to abandon Amherst’s policies and instead create a relationship with the Native Americans.
  • The Proclamation Act

    The Proclamation banned British settlement, so that migrants would be safe. The consequence of this is that parts of the territory in America acquired through the Treaty of Paris. The real purpose of all this was to establish Britain’s vast new North American empire, and to stabilize their relations with the North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases The colonists had to stay on the Atlantic Coast, so that the British could collect easier. The colonists were upse
  • The Sugar Act

    The sugar act is a tax placed on molasses and sugar. The colonists were very upset. They had to pay taxes fors sugar.
  • The Currency Act

    The act sought to protect British merchants and creditors being paid in lower colonial currency. The policy created tension between the colonies and Great Britain, and was cited as a sorrow by colonists early in the American Revolution. The colonists didn’t think it was fair to set aside their currencies and impose the Pound as the only acceptable form of money, so they protested again shortly after.
  • The Stamp Act

    To pay for a stamp or seal for a letter/document. The colonists had to pay for stamps and seals. The colonists did not like this.
  • The Quatering Act

    The Quartering act was created in 1765. The Quartering act was made up of two acts the british parliament in the 18th century. Parliament enacted them to order local governments of the american colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations. The Quartering Act of 1765 went way beyond what Thomas Gage had requested. Of course, the colonists disputed the legality of this Act because it seemed to violate the Bill of Rights of 1689, which forbid taxation without representati
  • The Sons of Liberty

  • The Daughters of Liberty

  • The Townshed Act

    To raise revenue for colonies. Helped the colonists. The colonists liked this because it helped them grow.
  • Boston Massacre

    Angry mob of colonists taunt british soldiers. Someone shot the gun. 5 colonists killed by british soldiers.
  • The Tea Act

    allowed companies to sell tea at a cheaper price directly to the colonists. Helped the colonists. The boston tea party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    sons of liberty dressed native americans dumped the contents of 342 chests of tea into the boston harbor. Lost their tea. The american Revolutionary war.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    The Committees of Correspondence was set up by Patriot leaders in the American colonies to establish plans for collective action by the colonies and coordinate actions. This helped the colonies know what was happening in the different colonies. Philadelphia refused to be part of it.
  • Quebec Act

    They set up a government for Canada protected the right of French Catholics.
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    The Coercive Act

    These acts taxed the colonists so england could get out of debt.The reasons for this event was the french and indian war.The colonists acted in retaliation to these acts.The consequences of these acts were the revolutionary war.
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    The Continental Congress

    These were elected by the people, by the colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies. The colonies presented there were united in a determination to show a combined authority to Great Britain
  • The Prohibitory Act

    In 1775, the Prohibitory Act took place for a measure of relation by Great Britain against the general rebellion. The colonies and Congress quickly took action by issuing letters of that allowed American ship owners to seize British. Due to the fact that the colonists moved towards complete independence, the King was now declaring his subjects out of his protection and calling up war against them.
  • Restraining Act

    There were two Acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in response to the unrest in Massachusetts and overall colonial boycott on British goods conducted by the Continental Congress early in the American Revolution. The Restraining Act was the ministry’s response to the American colonies’ decision to boycott goods.
  • The New England Restraining Act

  • Lexington and Concord

    -kicked off the American Revolutionary War.On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    -The british won the battle of Bunker Hill.Even though the colonists lost it was a huge morale builder for them.This battle happened because after Lexington and Concord the english wanted to show the colonist who still was in charge.
  • Battle of Quebec

    The purpose of the invasion of Canada was in part to bring the Canadian population into the war on the American side. When the British and the French in the Battle of Quebec, the French empire became practically extinct.
  • Common Sense

    The Common Sense act was written to advocate complete independence of Britain, justifying independence as the will of people and revolution as a device of happiness. Everyone loved the Common Sense and instantly it became a great success.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The reason for this event was times were getting tough for the colonists.This was when the colonist elected there Second Congress and it contained very few new representatives.The new president of Congress was John Hancock.
  • The Olive Branch Petition

    Was a petition written to George the III.They wrote this to try to stop the violence between England and the Colonies.
  • The Policy of Non-Important

    The purpose of this act was to forbid the importation of certain British good in attempt to coerce Great Britain to suspend its impressment of American sailors and to respect American sovereignty and neutrality on high seas. The act failed due to the past boycotts that America had had against Britain in the pre-revolutionary times. The colonies could not collect taxes and in a way this must have made the colonists happy.