American Revolution: The Causes For The American Revolution

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The Causes for the American Revolution The American Revolution began its first movements following the British victory in the French and Indian war in 1763 which removed France as a major opposition in the North American affairs. Following the war, the British needed to assert taxes. In the year 1764 only, there was the Sugar Act that raised revenue for the British by increasing duties on sugar imported from the West Indies and there was also the Currency Act that banned the American colonists from issuing paper bills or bills of credit. Both acts were proposed to raise revenue without any consideration on how it would affect the colonies. When none of the colonists thought of any ways to raise revenue themselves the Stamp Act was passed in 1765. On the other hand, in Britain, keeping a thousand and fifty soldiers during peacetime was unacceptable politically so they either had to discharge them or station in North America. Consequently, this was followed by the Quartering Act in 1765 in which the British ordered that colonists were to house and fed British soldiers when necessary. For the first time, the Stamp Act acted as the first real tax to be imposed on the colonies. The act required all official documents and that did not just include newspapers, almanac and pamphlets, but even decks of playing cards and marriage licenses to have the stamps. While previous taxes were indirect towards paying for the defense of the empire, this act was stated officially by (at the
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