Economic And Economic Factors: The Main Causes Of The American Revolution

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To begin, the phrase “no taxation without representation” described an idea that was extremely significant to the cause of the American Revolution. The idea of being taxed to raise revenue was economic, though the idea of not being represented in government was certainly political. Therefore, this idea supports how politics and economics went hand-in-hand in causing the revolution. Economic factors were greatly significant in causing the American Revolution. A leading cause of the American Revolution was, in fact, taxes being passed that the colonists did not agree with. These taxes were being passed in an effort to balance the debt caused from war- a war that the colonists were benefited from. However, the colonists objected to these taxes …show more content…
This event was caused by colonists’ anger at Britain as a result from the economic struggles they were facing from the taxes passed. If Britain had not passed the Stamp Act and other taxes/acts (such as the Townshend Acts) against America, then the colonists would not have been so angry at Britain. Though the colonists’ anger from the economic measures taken by Britain essentially caused all of the tension and hard feelings against the British soldiers, which is what induced the events of March 5th, 1770. However, these events were not properly, or truthfully, represented by the Patriots. The events of March 5th began to be referred to as the “Bloody Massacre” which was essentially propaganda used to persuade Americans to dislike England and want independence from them. Although the Bloody Massacre and the events of March 5, 1770 should have been the same event, they certainly were not. As shown in the engraving produced by Paul Revere, a group of Britain soldiers are eagerly shooting at an innocent and weaponless crowd of Americans (Doc D). Paul Revere’s intention behind this engraving was to cause an uproar of anger and protest against Britain for their violence against innocent colonists. Revere was able to allow the engraving to be easily seen by a wide audience, thus allowing it to spread around and influence a multitude of Americans to be against the British. Thus, the Bloody Massacre was definitely a very important factor behind the Revolution since it was what caused many colonists to become much more passionate and determined to separate from Britain, as Revere had intended to do. However, the whole idea behind the Boston Massacre was all false, and all propaganda caused by Paul Revere himself. The actual events that occurred on March 5, 1770 were much different from the events

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