What Was The Causes Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was a war that started in 1775 and last until 1783. The armed conflict was fought between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies over the colonies statement of liberty. Initially, the American Revolution was provoked by the principle of equality, but as the colonists gained insight equality came to be seen as not enough and colonists started demanding liberty. The thirteen colonies experienced several events that ultimately led to the American Revolution. After the French and Indian war ended in 1763, acts and policies were being strictly enforced under King George III. This angered the colonists and caused them to revolt against the government. As a result, colonists resorted to acts of violence and protest to make …show more content…
This colonial abandonment was known as salutary neglect, which ended in 1763 following the conclusion of the French and Indian war. The end of salutary neglect prompted the reinforcement of the navigation acts, prohibiting the colonies from trading with any country other than England. George Grenville, the current Prime Minister of Great Britain, passed various taxes under his rule to help pay for the costly war just fought and regulate England’s economy. Among these taxes were the Sugar Act of 1764 and Stamp Act of 1765. The Sugar Act was an external revenue tax meant for taxing sugar imported by the colonies. The purpose of this act was to give British a monopoly over the colonies. The Stamp Act was an internal revenue driven tax that never officially went into effect. The act placed a tax on printed paper and enraged colonists. Due to colonial opposition, the act was repealed in 1766 but England issued a Declaratory Act, which gave Great Britain complete control over its colonies. These acts triggered the American Revolution because colonial legislatures were beginning to realize that the colonies were not equal to Englishmen. Prior to the end of salutary neglect and passing of these three acts, the colonies felt indifferent about being equal to England because they were …show more content…
Since the colonies stopped wanting equality and started wanting liberty, they were able to break away and become the most powerful country in the present day world. The formation of America’s liberty was not faultless, but it served as a basis for the current democracy America resides under today. The American Revolution was the start of a society dedicated to ensuring the people have both liberty and equality. Thus, the colonists desire for liberty inspired the American Revolution and is responsible for how the United States is

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