The leading causes of the american revolution

The leading causes of the American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was the war that was fought between France and Britain with the help of Native American tribes. It began because of the issue they had about who would own Ohio Valley river, Britain or France. When they won, they gained enormous territory for America. This lead to subsequent frontier policy, and Britain had dept due from the war. Britain then imposed taxes to pay off the dept, that later lead to the Revolutionary war.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a law that Britain imposed on the colonies forbidding them from settling west. King Gorge III didn't want any more trouble from the Native Americans in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. This limited their liberty to expand and lead them to rebel against Britain.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a direct tax on foreign imported molasses, which was six pence per 2 pounds. These incidents increased the colonists concern about the intent of the British parliament and helped grow the tensions between the colonist and Britain that later started the American Revolution.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act from Britain that imposed direct taxes on printed materials in the colonies to be produced with stamps made in London. This Tax was imposed without the colonist knowing through parliament. The quote, "Taxation without Representation" was said and made popular, which made the colonist boycott or even riot and attacks on tax collectors.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an event where a fight broke out with protesters throwing snowballs to British soldiers. This startled the Soldiers leading them to shoot at the protesters. Five of the Colonist them were killed, so this became popular to the colonist and lead them to view the British soldiers as cruel and rebel against the taxes.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act of 1773 was a direct tax on tea. This Act prevented the colonies to buy tea from other countries unless it was from Britain. The colonist thought this was tyranny and boycotted British goods or smuggled tea from other countries. This made Britain mad and started arresting anyone who smuggled tea, which later started even more conflict with the colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was a form of protest from the colonist against the Tea Act of 1773 that Britain had imposed. It was organized by the Samuel Addams, he wanted to hurt Britain economically. So, they went to the Boston Harbor, dressed up like Mohawk Indians, and boarded the ship. Once they were on board, they dumped 340 chest of tea into the harbor. This was a victory for the colonist and this made Britain very mad. British imposed more acts that frustrated the colonist and started the war.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The coercive acts of 1774, also known as the Intolerable acts, were a series of laws that were passed by Britain as punishment for the Boston tea party. This angered the Colonist because they saw it as a violation to the rights. This tension was a major cause to the Revolutionary war.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles to be fought for the Revolutionary war. These battles were known as the "shot heard around the world" making them a play a major role in the Revolutionary War. This War would lead to the formation of a new country, The United States of America.
  • The Olive Brach Petition

    The Olive Brach Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was the final attempt to prevent war between Britain and the colonies. King Gorge III didn't respond to the petition, so the colonist believed that the king did not view them as equal citizens. This later lead to the American Revolution.