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  • Boston Tea Party And The Coercive Acts
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    Revolutionary Viewpoints Beginning in 1773, the Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, and the Coercive Acts directly brought about the split between Britain and its American colonies. These events were a series of causes and effects and were viewed from extremely different viewpoints by the two sides. Because of these viewpoints, both sides saw force as the next logical step. The Tea Act was passed by Parliament in 1773. It gave the British East India Company a virtual monopoly on the tea trade in North Am...
  • Tea Act
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    The Boston Tea Party was the key-event for the Revolutionary War. With this act, the colonists started the violent part of the revolution. It was the first try of the colonists, to rebel with violence against their own government. The following events were created by the snowball effect. There, all the colonists realized the first time, which they were treated wrong by the British government. It was an important step towards the independence dream, which was resting in the head of each colonist....
  • Known As The Boston Tea Party
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    The Boston Tea Party In the fall of 1773 seven shipping vessels crossed the North Atlantic Ocean to several ports on the American Coastline. Beneath the stormed beaten decks were six-hundred thousand pounds of tea. Delivering to the ports of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston, the famous East India Company of London was assigned to transport the large amount of tea. Because of the controversy over the Townshend duties, the colonists refused the tea to be landed on shore. In New York ...
  • 342 Tea Chests Into The Boston Harbor
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    Fellow countrymen, we cannot afford to give a single inch! If we retreat now, everything we have done becomes useless! If Hutchinson will not send tea back to England, perhaps we can brew a pot especially for him! Samuel Adams December 16, 1773 In an attempt to transfer part of the cost of colonial administration to the American colonies, the British Parliament had enacted the Stamp Act in 1765 and the Townshend Acts in 1767. Eventually, opposition rose and forced withdrawal of these acts throug...
  • 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...
  • Stamp Act And The Quartering Act
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    Colonists' Fight For Freedom From England England wanted to control the colonies. Their plan was to gain power over America so they would be able to tax the colonists. In an attempt to get money, from the colonies, England passed several acts, the Stamp Act and the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act stated that the colonists had to provide food and shelter for the royal troops. The Stamp Act required the colonists to buy a stamp when they purchased certain items. The Stamp Act angered everyone b...
  • Various Acts On The Colonies
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    Causes of the Civil War Essay Uploaded by tyson 626 (4596) on Jun 27, 2004 Causes of the Civil War Essay Americans fought very had to receive their independence from England. Their determination of self-rule was evident from the very beginning. From early settlement, the colonists gave evidence to this determination. The increase in control of England increased their desire to be treated fairly as English citizens, but England did not give them the feeling of fair treatment. Ever since the begin...
  • Tea Act
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    Events Leading to the Revolutionary Warn the 18th century, world advances were made through ones connections. The closer relationship one had with the king, the better opportunity they have. Cronyism allows people with less talent to rise in society. However, living in colonies reduced the influence of cronyism. One could rise economically and socially through hard work and good fortune. In Britain, King George appointed George Grenville as first minister with responsibility for solving the debt...
  • Tea Act
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    The American Revolutionary War was caused from the political issues between the "mother country", Great Britain, and its "children", the American colonies. Most of the Americans initially didn't want to completely separate from England but wanted to compromise and regain the rights that Parliament had taken away. England made war unavoidable with its unwillingness to negotiate, heavy taxation of the colonists that violated their rights, and strict trading policies. The English hardly every inter...
  • British Policies And The Tea Act
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    Boston Tea Party When the Boston Tea Party occurred on the evening of December 16, 1773, it was the culmination of many years of bad feeling between the British government and her American colonies. The controversy between the two always seemed to hinge on the taxes, which Great Britain required for the upkeep of the American colonies. Starting in 1765, the Stamp Act was intended by Parliament to provide the funds necessary to keep peace between the American settlers and the Native American popu...
  • 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...
  • Most Famous Protest Against The Tea Act
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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 ...
  • Boston Tea Party
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    Throughout the course of history there have been many events leading up to the independence of America. Some of them were small, whereas others were much more significant. One of the more important events was the Boston Tea Party. This was when the colonists, in anger, boarded a ship carrying many chests of fine teas, and hurled them overboard. The Boston Tea Party marked the first act of open resistance to British rule. The Boston Tea Party alone was not the main event that brought America her ...

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