Causes Of The American Revoloution Project

Causes Of The American Revoloution Project
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  • Stamp Act
  • (2) The Stamp Act was a document that exacted revenue from the newspapers, documents, and items sold in the colonies due to the 7 year war with Great Britain and French. The 7 year war had many casualties and made Great Britain in need of money. This was not liked by the American people and was another reason the American Revolution happened!
  • (3) The Stamp Act was a document by the British that made people pay special tax on newspapers and other daily products that can be bought in the 7 colonies. The American people did not like this factor, however the British threaten the American people, which therefore enforced them into paying large amounts of taxes. This was also another event that lead to the American Revolution. 
  • (1) The date the Stamp Act took place was, March 22 1765!
  • The Sugar Act
  • (2) "The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon". However the government had this strictly enforced which made it difficult to evade taxes. Some of the taxed items included "sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico". This further, regulated the export of lumber and iron, and other big trading market, because of it's enforcement.
  • (1) The date the Sugar Act took place was April 5, 1764
  • (3) "The situation made the colonists by reducing the markets to which the colonies could sell, and the amount of currency available to them for the purchase of British manufactured goods."
  • The Tea Act
  • (3) The colonist were unhappy because they thought that the British were trying to find a popular support to make new taxes, dispite the ones that were already in play. The tea act would also undercut the business of local merchants. The colonists then decided to turn the tea ships back to Britain and left the cargo to rot in Charleston. The British Governer was stubborn and left the ships in the port,  where the colonists would not allow them to unload. Cargoes with tea filled the harbor, and the British ship's crews were stuck in Boston looking for work and often finding trouble. This situation led to the Boston Tea Party.
  • (1) The date the Tea act took place was on December 16, 1773.
  •   (3) "The Tea act was designed to prop up the East India Company which was dominating financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea". The act did not even impose any new taxes.
  • The Boston Massacre
  • (1) The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770.
  • (3) The result of the Boston Massacre ended up being a contributing factor to the American Independence. There were also 5 dead patriots, and 6 injuries concluded in this fight.
  • (2) The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers.
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  • The Boston Tea Party
  • (3) After this protest "The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution."
  • (2) The Boston Tea Party started as a protest by the Sons Of Liberty in Boston. However, the protest turned out to be a riot and the protestors threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor.
  • (1) The date of the Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773
  • Important People
  • Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of the USA. Benjamin was also a author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Some of Benjamin's important work were the Pennsylvania Gazette, the Poor Richard's Almanac, the invention of the lightning rod, and more. The Poor Richard's Almanac helped raise previsions of the future in a free, liberated, and amazing world!
  • Patrick Henry- Patrick Henry was a Founding Father of the US. He made many speeches thanks to his great orating skills. Patrick Henry's important quote was " Give me liberty, or give me death!" This quote means that if the people don't get freedom and rights, they would rather be dead because the British are already taking away the best thing in life.
  • Thomas Paine was a  political activist, philosopher, political theorist, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the USA. Thomas's most important work were two documents that greatly inspired the patriots in 1776, to seriously revolt against the British and gain independence. Without him and others such as Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin and more, we would not be the nation we are today.
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