Causes Of The American Revolution

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One of the most violent and unforgettable event that happened during the 1700s was the American Revolution. The American Revolution happened from 1776 to 1783. This powerful happened between the British and the American colonists because of many causes. One of the main cause is because the colonists wanted independence from Britain. All the fighting was between the 13 colonies. The Redcoats was the soldiers from Britain that fought in the war. The Patriots fought for the colonists. General Washington, the American Commander in Chief, controlled the Continental Army. During the war, many people sacrificed. These people include 1,700 soldiers, who died of diseases, 25,000 soldiers, who died of injuries, or wounds, and more. There are abounding…show more content…
After the French and Indian War, Britain needed money to pay for the war debts. So, they decided that to raise money they can tax the colonists for lead, glass, paper, tea, and much more. Many acts were passed that said that the colonists have to pay for certain goods. The colonists thought that Britain did not have the right to tax them. So, they started protesting, boycotting, and many things that can have negative effects for the British. James Otis, a lawyer from Massachusetts, once said they could not “take from any man any part of his property, without his consent in person or representation”. The Sugar Act, also called the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, is an act that the Parliament of Great Britain passed on April 5, 1764, to tax the colonists. This act taxed the colonists on sugar and molasses. There are many purposes in the Sugar Act. The Sugar Act reduced the tax of molasses from six pence, pence is the plural form of penny from the British, to three pence. It also taxed goods like wines, coffee, cambric, and printed calico. However, the main purpose was the creation of rum. Rum was a well-paid product that was made from molasses. People grew sugar canes from the plantations, but they were mostly imported from the West Indies. The Sugar Act came from the Navigation Act of 1733, also called the Molasses Act. This act collected big amounts of taxes for the sugar that came from the West Indies. It also forces the colonists to but expensive sugar from Great Britain. The Sugar Act was also part of the Mercantilism that controlled trade, especially to respect the sugar that was imported from the West Indies. The Sugar Act had an industrial effect, like taxation without
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