What Caused The American Revolution Dbq

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In the mid 1700’s Americans were seemingly more British then ever before. However, soon the American Colonists started to believe that being a part of the British Empire jeopardized their freedom. The British used taxes and violence as ways to slowly take away the freedom of these colonies. The colonists knew that they needed to act as soon as possible, and now they see themselves as more American than British. “True liberty, then, is a liberty to do everything that is right, and the being restrained from doing anything that is wrong.” This opened the doors for a life of independence from the Great Britain. American Colonists were so fed up with the way things were turning out that they began to riot against Britain’s rule. On August 26th, 1765, a riot broke out when a frustrated group of Bostonians …show more content…
For an example, Parliament wanted to halt business that competed with businesses in the mother country, so they tried to restrict the flow of paper money in America. Some other examples of acts that caused the chaos was The Wool Act, Hat Act, Iron Act, and the Navigation Act. These were all ways the British Parliament tried to decrease the amount of cash flow in America so they could help themselves regain the debt they encountered during the Seven Years War, and enrich the mother country as a whole. This was completely unfair to America, and everyone was beginning to unite and start the master plan leading to the American …show more content…
The British drove Americans so far away with these acts that hindered their freedom that boycotting and rioting was the sole answer. After all of these mini skirmishes and nation changing episodes between the two, a war was compelled to be the outcome. In May of 1775 the Revolutionary War was

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