The Six Causes Of The American Revolution

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There are six causes of revolution. These are social injustice, religious intolerance, nationalism, economic distress, enlightenment ideas, and unpopular method of rule. The most important one though, is economic distress. This has been an important cause in each of the main early revolutions.

In the American Revolution, which took place from 1765 to 1783, had many instances of economic distress. One of these events was the Sugar Act; a tax imposed by the British to generate more revenue from the American colonists. It taxed many foreign goods, putting financial strain on the colonists. The Stamp Act did the same thing, but instead required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The British also passed acts that made
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