5 significant events leading to the Revolutionary War
Factor 1: Proclamation Line of 1763
Native Americans, you get everything between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains
Colonists, you can not move westward.
Factor 2: The End of Salutary Neglect
After the Seven Years' War, even though the British won, they set up the Proclamation Line of 1763 to try to placate the Native Americans.
The end of Salutary Neglect
But we are better without your interference.
The colonists were furious at Britain because they helped fight in the war and they thought they deserved to move westward. This increased the tensions between the colonies and Britain and so it helped cause the Revolutionary War.
Factor 3: Committees of Correspondence (Began 1764)
It is not right that the British is taxing us without our representation. We need independence.
At the end of the Seven Years' War, Britain was in debt. So it decided to get involved in the colonies to increase revenue. But the colonies had been used to being independent as a result of Britain's salutary neglect.
We are out of money. What should I do?
I know. I'll raise taxes and put more tax collectors in the colonies.
This angered the colonists. They were used to having more independence and were not ready to give it up. This also raised tensions between the colonies and the British, and so this also helped cause the Revolutionary War.
We are going to get involved in your economy.
The Patriots had an efficient way to spread their ideas about their anger toward the British in the Committees of Correspondence. The Committees of Correspondence helped the colonists come together against the British. So this also helped cause the Revolutionary War.