• Townshend Acts Act British Colonies
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    With the research that I have done, I have come up with the following information on the events leading to the American Revolution. After the French-Indian War the British Government decided to reap greater benefits from the colonies. The colonies were pressed with greater taxes without any representation in Britain. This eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party. In retaliation the British passed what are now considered the Intolerable (or Coercive Acts) to bring the colonies to the heal of the K...
  • Repealed Which Called Colonists British Colonies
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    The Birth of the Nation The four main events that led in inspiring the colonies to revolt against England were the Townshend acts, the formation of the Colonial Assemblies, the Boston Massacre, and the Intolerable acts. These four events were not the only reasons the Revolution started, but were the deciding factors. Thought the colonists were given some rights, they were pushed over the edge by the British Government. I believe with out one event along the line, the Revolution would not have ta...
  • Cases Of The American Revolution
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    The colonists of America slowly came to realize that they must break from Britain due to the growing feeling of being considered lower than the British. They realized they had no say in government, and under the rule of the british, they would never be able to prosper. The conditions of their rights slowly disintegrated, as the construction of parliament becomes more and more powerful and intolerable. The language used to protest british, throughout the time, leading up to the revolutionary war,...
  • Sam Adams British Samuel Colonies
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    Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a well-known American patriot, which was a leader of the resistance to British policy before the American Revolution, throughout the colonies. Later, he became an active in Boston political circles. Consequently, in 1765, he was elected to the legislative body of Massachusetts, where he assumed leadership of the movement in Massachusetts that advocated independence from Great Britain. In 1767, measures were passed by the British Parliament, ...
  • Townshend Act British Colonies People
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    Prelude to the American Revolution The American Revolutionary War was fought by the colonists of America to win Recognition by Britain and the world as an independent nation. Colonial opposition to the British government began acts such as the Stamp act, the Townshend acts and the coercive acts and many other more insignificant laws. These actions by the British government triggered a sever dislike for Britain and the people of America began to unite in their opposition. The French and Indian Wa...
  • Instigation's Of The American Revolution
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    Soon after England established the colonies in the New World, it began a period of salutary neglect. The English rarely intervened with colonial business. It was during this time that the colonies began gradually to think and act independently of England. This scared England, and initiated a period in which they became more involved in the colony's growth. Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of laws. The passage of these laws undermined the Colonists loyalty ...
  • 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...
  • Tea Act Of 1773
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    By 1773 the powerful British East India Company was almost bankrupt. Parliament passed the Tea Act of 1773. The law excised the company from paying certain duties and permitted it to bypass the wholesalers and sell tea directly to American agents. Most of the colonists, however, opposed the Tea Act and refused to buy the tea. The sons of Liberty in Philadelphia and New York threatened anyone who imported tea. But the most famous protest against the Tea Act occurred in Massachusetts. On December...
  • American Revolution Stamp Act
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    In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Britain needed a new imperial design, but the situation in America was anything but favorable to change. Long accustomed to a large measure of independence, the colonies were demanding more, not less, freedom, particularly now that the French menace had been eliminated. To put a new system into effect, and to tighten control, Parliament had to contend with colonists trained in self-government and impatient with interference. One of the first things ...