Gaspee Affair Dbq

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The landing of British troops in the colonies brought America closer to its revolution. In 1768, the British Navy landed 4000 soldiers in the Boston harbor in an attempt to maintain order and end smuggling operations. The soldiers, needing housing were quartered in the houses of the New England colonists according to the Mutiny Act. The colonists, who disliked with the anti-smuggling operations of the British, sunk the HMS Gaspee in an event known as the “Gaspee Affair.” Through the “Gaspee Affair,” the colonists showed their resentment towards the British soldiers and brought the revolution

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