Four Factors Leading Up To The American Revolution

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The American revolution was a constitutional turmoil that took place between 1765-1783 where the colonies were having trouble with the British. By 1775 the pressure between the American colonies and the British had reached its limit, especially in massachutes where the patriot leaders trained soldiers to prepare to fight with the British in Boston. There was a lot of turbulence between the thirteen American colonies and the British, but what really pushed it to the edge? What factors caused it to cross the line? These four factors (in order) Lead up to the American revolution: Parliamentary taxation, restriction of civil liberties, military measures and the legacy of colonial ideas. The sugar act puts tax on molasses, sugar and other products imported from places outside the British empire. A similar act called the molasses act (of 1733) taxed foreign molasses and rum from entering the mainland colonies. Rather than pay the tax fees (Due to the taxes being too high and the British government not enforcing it) the colonist continued sneaking in molasses until 1766. The Stamp act made colonist purchase and use special watermarked stamps for things such as newspapers, legal documents, college diplomas and playing cards. After this act was…show more content…
The Declaration Of Independence, Thomas Paines Common Sense book and salutary neglect, and the events leading up to the Boston massacre(The parliamentary taxation) are good examples of both of these two factors. Salutary neglect is also a major factor contributing to the American revolution because it made the colonist govern themselves kind of like how in today’s world we think we’re independent but in reality we’re really not. It gave them the idea of “Self-control”. The Declaration Of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson saying that the 13 colonies were independent from great Britain but great Britain’s response was to continue to
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