• Quartering Act Government Colonies Colonists
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    Revolution Exam 1) During the years 1763-1775, Britain and the American Colonies had different views and interpretations for various events and documents. The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was created by George Grenville, the Prime Minister from 1764-1766. Britain's national debt had soared to 133 million pounds due to the war. Grenville decided to propose several taxes on the American colonists, including the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act required embossed markings on court documents, land titles, contra...
  • Quartering Act British Colonies Colonists
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    The British loss of the American colonies could have easily been prevented. British incompetence and a strong American want for self government are among the chief factors which caused the British loss. The first successful British colony, Jamestown, founded in Virginia in 1607, was plagued by problems caused by poor decision making capabilities. Before making any key decisions colonists had to communicate with the London Company in England, 3000 miles and six weeks away. For the colony to survi...
  • Britain And America Revolution
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    Since the historical conflict between Great Britain and her North American colonies began to unfold, historians have searched for the reasoning behind it. Many experts have discussed the various reasons for the conflict. Some experts believe the conflict occurred because America and Britain had become vastly different social and political entities. Others say that economical disagreements caused the conflict. However, these economical and social forces worked hand-in-hand to slowly erode away th...
  • Before The Revolution Colonists Act America
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    BEFORE THE REVOLUTION Beginning in 1763 with the Proclamation of that year, Americans began to feel that a revolution would be justified if the Crown crossed the line and violated the rights that all men should have. England showed many examples of poor judgment in their management of the colonies that resulted in the citizens of America feeling that these rights were being oppressed and even denied. Events between 1763 and 1776, such as the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Act, the Boston Massacre, a...
  • Townshend Act Colonies England Colonists
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    The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right's, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and distractions were some of the ca...
  • British Incompetence Stamp Act
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    The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mishandling of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right's, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the British to a much greater magnitude than the colonists; all demonstrate British negligence and incompetence in terms of colonial management. These policies and distractions...