Revolution: Cause, And The Causes Of The American Revolution

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Introduction The American Revolution was a rebellion fought by the 13 colonies against the British, for the freedom of the colonies. There were many causes, such as interference from the government, the enlightenment and turmoil in Boston, but by far the biggest cause was governmental interference. While the colonies generally had control over the way they were governed, over the years the British government introduced more and more policy that affected the Americans in ways that they felt violated their rights, and led them to revolt against their oppressors. Turmoil in Boston Boston was a center for conflict and turmoil during the periods leading up to the American Revolution. The Boston massacre, the Boston tea party, the Sons of Liberty and the Coercive act are all events that lead to the American Revolution. As is later discussed in this essay, the government was interfering in the daily life of the colonies, and Boston was the center of the revolution. The ‘Sons of Liberty’ were rebels who would attack tax collectors, as well as boycotting British goods and later forming a Stamp Act congress in 1765, protesting the Stamp Act. While the Stamp Act was repealed, the riots did not stop. By 1768 the Sons of Liberty attacked the officials in retaliation to them seizing the ship ‘Liberty’. The British kept sending more and more troops to kill off the rebellion. Fights between so called patriots and redcoats had become common. In 1770 redcoats killed 5 members of a mob, in an
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