American Revolution Factors

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A chain of a multitude of back to back events all contributed to the initiation of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. All of which included social, religious, economic, and political factors. There’s no one event that can be recognized as the commencement of the revolution. It all began from a controversy and difference in opinion over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies as opposed to the way colonies thought they should be treated. Right after England established colonies in the New World, it sparked a period of salutary neglect. It wasn’t much of a problem until the colonies began to think independently of England. The Parliament then tried to establish power by passing a series of laws which stirred the colonists …show more content…
It was “ a series of military engagements between Britain and France in North America between 1754 and 1763.” It left the British in a massive war debt and was very essential to the American Revolution in that it their war debt was so high and that was the primary reason that Parliament decided to impose taxes on the colonists in the beginning. They did all they could to raise revenue and taxing the colonists was their best option. Right after the French and Indian War, the British imposed the Proclamation of 1763 that established a boundary to separate settlements in the colonies to along the Appalachian Mountain chain. Colonies reacted with disagreement and resentment in that England was trying to place limits and controls on the colonists. They believed that this proclamation was imposed in the attempt to further control them by regulating their expansion and keeping them closer to the eastern coast. Many colonists also already crossed over the line set by the proclamation and settled before the proclamation was imposed which meant that they would have to lose it later. This triggered tensions between the British and the colonists which fueled the pathway to the American Revolution. One of the major contributing factors for the American Revolution were the tax acts imposed by the British on the colonists and the colonists means of rebellion toward them. The …show more content…
It was “a series of laws requiring the provision of housing, food, and drink to British troops in the American colonies.” Although it wasn’t a direct tax, the colonists still perceived it was a way in which the Parliament was imposing taxes on them without consent. The colonists weren’t opposed to housing British soldiers in their homes but more so being taxed to pay for provisions and barracks for the British army. One of the last and major acts that led to the American Revolution was were the Townshend Acts passed on June 29, 1767. They were a series of laws that enforced taxes on common goods such as glass, lead, paper, tea, etc. Monstrous and violent revolts erupted included merchants boycotting British goods until the Townshend Acts were

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