Revolution: Causes And Effects Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was caused by conflicts between the colonists of America and the British government. Although the Parliament tried to keep peace and unity throughout the new colonies, the government only seemed to make things worse by creating many new laws and acts. The colonists were distressed about the new acts and decided to take matters into their own hands by rebelling in many different ways.
The Sugar Act came after the Sugar and Molasses Act and was made to lessen the tax on molasses. This act did not only include sugar, but also coffee, different wines, and many other foreign goods. “The effect of this was that is reduced trade with Madeira, the Azores, the Canary Islands, and the French West Indies” (Thomas Kindig, The Sugar
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“This ordered the colonists to allow soldiers to stay in their home as payment for the protection the army had provided during the war” (Thomas Kindig, The Quartering Act). The colonists were repulsed by this new law. They felt as though their private homes were being made public to anyone who put on an army uniform. The colonists felt as though the government should be responsible for the soldiers. This caused a stretch in finances, as well. Now millions of families were having one to five extra mouths to feed, clothe, and bathe. This caused many families to become poor and have to start doing more labor in order to keep everyone in their household fed and well. Colonists disfavored the act and complained to the government as much as they could. The British were pleased with this act, because it was mostly Americans taking care of the British soldiers. It allowed the British army to be provided for without the citizens of Britain doing any real work. “This led to the idea that the British were keeping their armies in the homes of the colonists’ just to keep the Americans in line” (Tim George). This was another build up to the American …show more content…
“This angered many of the colonists because they had just been released of the heavy weight of the Stamp Tax and the Townshend Acts” (Janelle Pavao, The Intolerable Acts). The Boston Tea Party occurred shortly after this act was passed. “This was the colonists’ way of rebelling against the Parliament, and drowning the Parliament’s money in the harbor” (Thomas Kindig, The Intolerable Acts). The British were furious that the colonists would do such a thing. This was the last straw for the colonists, and they finally decided to take a stand and fight the British. They had grown weary of the taxes that had been a burden for all of them, and decided to rebel against the

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