What Caused The American Revolution Research Paper

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In 1497 a navigator for England named John Cabot found rich fishing grounds near Newfoundland, which he later claimed for England. English navigators and him continued to search for new ways for a northwest passage to Asia but with no success in the 1600s England began to settle on establishing colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America. In 1607 the English built their first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia. The colony was supposed to bring the British wealth and profit but in the first stages of the colony many colonists died of starvation and disease. The ones that survived only did because of the help of Native Americans. The colony finally reached stability when it started growing and exporting tobacco. After Jamestown more colonies started to become widespread, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware followed. Then their are 13 colonies at the end of it. Some…show more content…
This outraged the colonists. The colonists did not like being taxed for things that had always had free. They immediately began a boycott of British goods. Now it was the king 's turn to be furious. King George wasted no time in sending soldiers across the Atlantic to make sure the colonies were behaving as they should. Soon, what is perhaps the most famous of the causes of the American Revolution came to pass. A young ship owner brought over a ship full of taxed tea from Britain and declared he would see it unloaded ... Boston Tea Party, 1774 another cause of the American Revolution. The colonists decided they would see none of the tea leave the ship. A group of colonists dressed as American Indians boarded the ship at night and threw the tea overboard into the harbor, ruining all of it. When they saw one of their comrades trying to stuff some in his pockets, they stripped the tea from his grasp and sent him home without his pants. They then stripped the ship owner of his clothes and tarred and feathered him. In response to the Boston Tea Party, the king imposed the "Intolerable
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