Most colonists believed that they should have independence from the British and tensions started to rise among them. Also, the British thought the colonies should help pay for the money the British owed from the French and Indian War, and colonists were angry.
One cause of the American Revolution was that the British established the Quartering Act. The colonist had to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to the British soldiers that were stationed near where they lived.
The reaction to the Quartering Act was that there were many upset colonists because they hated how the British had authority over them. The colonies wanted to have their own freedom and make their own decisions.
We want freedom from the British!!
Another cause of the American Revolution is the British established the Townshend Acts. It required that many popular goods from Britain be taxed such as teas, paints, glass, ink, and dyes.
The reaction to the Townshend Acts was the Boston Massacre. Some men started throwing snowballs and swearing at the British soilders. Soon, other people started coming over and throwing objects at the soilders. Suddenly, the British began shooting into the crowd and killed 5 Americans and injured others.