Boston Tea Party: Cause Of The American Revolution

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To start off, the Boston tea party was one of the causes of the American Revolution But before we get into the Boston tea party, we have to know a few things about the French and Indian War. Basically Britain and France fight a war for control over North America from 1756 to 1763. Britain wins, however they went into a big amount of debt fighting in it. After the war, the government of the British decided that the American colonist had to help pay that debt. So they start dumping on a number of taxes on the colonist. The first is the Stamp Act of 1765. The Stamp Act puts attacks on legal documents, newspapers, and magazines. The French and Indian war was fought in the colonies, so it only makes sense that the colonies should pay for

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