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  • Quebec Act
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    Proclamation Act of 1763 The Proclamation Act of 1763 was a major change for both the English and the French. For the English, they wanted to assimilate the French. This was necessary for two reasons. One, the British had, after all, conquered them, and wished to create a full British Empire. They thought that the only way to do this was to assimilate all other cultures (except the Natives) into their culture. Two, the French were still a threat, and Quebec was the foothold in the New World for ...
  • Boston Port Act
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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...
  • Colonists In Parliament
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    John Xue AP US History The American Revolution was sparked by a myriad of causes. These causes in themselves could not have sparked such a massive rebellion in the nation, but as the problems of the colonies cumulated, their collective impact spilt over and the American Revolution ensued. Many say that this war could have been easily avoided and was poorly handled by both sides, British and American; but as one will see, the frame of thought of the colonists was poorly suited to accept British m...
  • Daily Contact Between British Soldiers And Colonists
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    Causes Of The War The following events represent the major events along the way to war. While it would be hard to point to any one event that singularly led to the Revolution, there is no doubt that the American view that they were entitled to the full democratic rights of Englishmen, while the British view that the American colonies were just colonies to be used and exploited in whatever way best suited the Great Britain, insured that war was inevitable. 1754- French and Indian War 1770- Boston...
  • Statement Of British Power Over The Colonists
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    During the late seventeen hundreds, many events resulted in colonial opposition to Great Britain. The British created laws and taxes that were viewed as unjust and unfair. The colonists accepted Britain's rules and taxes at first, but only for a certain period. They soon grew weary of Britain and chose to declare their independence. The beginning of their turmoil began during the French and Indian War. Britain had passed a series of Navigation Acts. These acts were to forbid the colonists from t...
  • Boston Tea Party And Stamp Act
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    1760- King George takes the throne of England. 1763- French and Indian War Ends. Canada and land east of the Mississippi River is added to Great Britiain's Empire. 1765- The Stamp Act is passed. The Stamp Act was passed as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier. The colonists were the ones paying for the troops and they violently protested the Act. 1766- The Stamp Act is repealed. 1768- British troops arrive in Boston to enforce laws. 1770- Four workers are shot by British tr...
  • Acts Without The Approval Of The Colonists
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    The American Revolution The colonists in America had enjoyed relative freedom from England since they arrived. They came to the New World, after all to escape England, for whatever reasons they may have had-religious, economic, or social. So when England decided in the eighteenth century that they were going to crack down on the colonies, the announcement was not met with open arms. In fact, rebellion was inevitable. Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of law...
  • British Colonies
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    During the 1500's to 1800's, the strength and stature of a country depended upon its political power, which can be traced to how self-sufficient i twas. Striving to be self-sufficient was what nations sought after; dependency was not a characteristic of a powerful nation. Raw materials were the most required item to strengthen the central government, and deter interactions, such as trade with other nations. The first country to introduce mercantilism in America was Spain. The spanish american co...
  • Opposition To England And Its Acts
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    Could America have gradually and peacefully developed independence within the British Common wealth, as Canada later did, rather than engaging in a violent revolt? Soon after England's victory in the Seven Years' War, England struggled with the financial costs of the war. England's Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by issuing a series of laws. England attempted to have the colonies help pay for the cost of the war that would later help lead to revolt in America. Prior to the S...
  • British Troops
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    1. Letter to friend in England. Dearest Friend of England, 1776 I know it is hard to believe we (the colonists) would be on the verge of a revolution against our own homeland. My father has explained to me the reasons we deserve independence from God, the King, and the British people. There are many things going on in the colonies to lead us to our current thoughts. The British people have imposed many Acts upon us colonists. In the year 1767, British parliament passed Mr. Charles Townshend prop...
  • Intolerable Acts By The Colonists
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    There were many events that took place in the 1760's and 1770's that led to the Revolutionary war. During these years the British did many things that upset the colonists. These upset colonists would eventually get sick of all the British ways and fight for their freedom. Many events crucial the Revolutionary War took place in the 1760's, such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Declaratory Act. The Sugar Act of 1764 set an import tax on foreign sugar, molasses, and rum entering Britain's American ...
  • Passing Of The Coercive Acts
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    American Revolutionary War Were the Colonists Justified in Their Rebellion against England? Did They Have an Adequate Cause for Revolution? Starting after the termination of the Seven-Year's war, by the Peace of Paris, England repeatedly violated the American Colonists' rights. A series of events, happening between 1763 (ending of the Seven-Years' war) and 1775 (starting of the revolution), could be taken as motives for the American's revolution. The Americans claimed that through both, the Suga...
  • Tariffs And New Acts
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    The Political and Economical Causes of the American Revolution The revolution began after many years of unrest between England and the American colonies. England's taxes, tariffs and new acts, imposed greatly upon the new American people. Large tariffs were placed on non British imports. British goods were more expensive, but they did not carry the high taxes that were imposed on foreign goods so they seemed economical. However British goods were of a lower quality than the foreign goods which m...
  • Stamp Act
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    Declaratory Act of 1766 At the time that the Stamp act was repealed, the Declaratory Act was introduced to the colonists. The Act stated that Parliament had complete and total authority over the colonies. It said that Parliament had the power to make laws to govern the colonies, to tax them, and rule the colonies the same way as England. When the colonists found out about the Act, they were outraged. The Sugar Act The sugar act was the first act after the French Indian war, which was in place to...
  • Colonial Opposition To The British Government
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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...
  • Stamp Act
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    From the time between the end of the French and Indian War to the beginning of the American Revolution, extreme changes occurred. For years, the British crown completely ignored what the colonies were doing. The only act that made was the Navigation Acts that were not followed closely by both Britain and America. It wasn't until Britain found themselves to be in major debt that they enforce strict acts which the colonies disagreed with. The colonists' loyalty to the crown started to fade away an...
  • First Real Violence Between Americans And British
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    Relations between Great Britain and America were relatively poor in the 18th century, which led up to the American Revolution. Although many things cumulated to produce this feeling of discontentment between the two countries, the different points of view and discrepancy between ideas caused much of the conflicts leading up to the Revolution. Many Acts passed by British Parliament caused the American colonists to be irritated by the British policies. After the French and Indian war, Britain atte...
  • Stamp Act And The Tea Act
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    The American Revolution was one of the greatest movements in history. The chief result was the birth of the first successful federal government in history, a government that was destined to prosper and to grow into a nation of vast wealth and power. It is certain that for more than fifty years before the Seven Years' War there was a strong attachment between Britain and the American colonies, and that the thought of severing this bond was never given any consideration. While the Navigation Acts ...
  • Changing Of The Acts From Being
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    The conflict between Great Britian and the North American colonies started out economic but ended up being political. In the beginning the British equaled about five hundred thousand pounds, where as the colonies exports were around forty thousand pounds. There was no way for the colonies to give the British their money without cheating the government. So this showed how the conflict was economic. Then the stamp act, townsend act, tea act, and coersive acts show how the conflict turned political...
  • British And Colonists
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    1. Mercantilism was the economic theory and practice common in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century that promoted governmental regulation of a nation's economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of enemy nations. 2. Bounties were payments made to encourage production of certain goods in the colonies. 3. The French and Indian War was part of a great war for empire, a determined and eventually successful attempt by the British to attain a dominant position in North Americ...

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