American Revolution Dbq Essay

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Maria Elena Perez 9/8/14 Period 3 The tightening of British control led to a revolution in colonial America that was led by a series of events. The taxes (Docs 1, 2, 3, 6) and laws (Docs 4, 5, 7, 8) that the British enforced led to actions (Docs 5, 7) that initiated the American Revolution. The British won a long and costly war against France, the Seven Years War. That left Great Britain with a large debt and Parliament saw the colonies as a source of money, so the British raised taxes to pay for war. "The nation has run itself into an immense debt to give them this protection; and now they are called upon to contribute a small share to the public expense," said George Greenville, a member of Parliament on January 14, 1766 (Doc 1). George

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