The Economic Causes Of The American Revolution

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Task 4 Amanda Diesing Survey of World History C375 Western Governors University A The economic causes of the American Revolution stemmed from the Seven Years War fought in Europe. The cost of the war in England was immense, with borrowed money covering the cost. In order to repay the debt, England composed a plan to not only recoup money but to also assert its power over the American empire: levy taxes upon the colonists. Colonists were taxed on everything from paper to tea and were prohibited from importing goods from anywhere other than England. The taxation by the crown caused a political problem between the American colonists and British authority. The colonist’s cry was “no taxation without representation!”, as they had been governing
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