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  • What are the causes/effects that lead up to the American Revolution?
  • The Currency Act, 1764 (Cause)
  • "Here is your colonial paper money, Merchant"
  • "Sorry, I would like a gold or silver coin, like the one I am holding"
  • The Currency Act, 1764 (Effect)
  • "Guess what? They banned colonial paper money as it being legal tender in private transactions!"
  • "What? You must be joking!"
  • American Revolution  The story board is about the causes and effects of the events leading up to the American Revolution. 
  • The Stamp Act, 1765 (Cause)
  • "After the French and Indian war, we are really in debt!"
  • The reason or the cause of the Currency Act 1764 was to extend the provision of the Currency Act 1751, to control the printing and the use of the paper, reduce the national debt and to appease British Merchants who did not trust colonial paper money.
  • The Stamp Act, 1765 (Effect)
  • "We are Representatives from different colonies, and we demand you to repeal or cancel!"  
  • The Currency Act banned colonial paper money as legal tender  in private transactions. It was  only accepted for public debt payment. It did not allow  the extension of paper bills beyond it's date of redemption. The only way that colonies could repay  their debts was with gold or silver.
  • Conclusion
  • The Stamp  Act  was passed on March 22, 1765. After the French and Indian war, Great Britain was really in debt, as well as they needed to pay for sending troops to protect the Western Islands. So the British Decided that they will use the colonists to help them pay. They created "Taxes", everything made of paper that was bought, used or sold needed a stamp on it that they have payed taxes.
  • "I have an idea, we will use the colonists"
  • The Colonists were angry because they wanted the same right to have the Britain should pay the taxes too. In October 1765, 9 Colonies sent representatives to a Stamp Act Congress, they asked the Parliament to repeal or cancel.
  • The conclusion is that the Currency Act was to extend the provision of the Currency Act 1751 and The effects of it were banning paper money as legal tender in private transactions. The conclusion for the Stamp Act is that Great Britain was that they were in debt after the French and Indian war. The effect was to use the colonists to pay by applying taxes.
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