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    Around the 1770s, the Townshend Acts caused many problems for the colonists at the time, and this helped the Revolutionary War happen. The Townshend Acts were named after Charles Townshend. He was known as a Chancellor of the Exchequer, chief treasurer of British Empire who's in charge or economic and financial matters. Townshend created the Acts because after the repeal of the Stamp Act, money was needed to pay off expenses from the French and Indian War. The money would also support their government and their administration of justice. The Townshend duties taxed glass, oil, paint, lead, paper and tea to raise £40,000 per year for administration of the colonies as of June 29, 1767. In addition, £1,767 was needed to pay the king, heirs,…

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    Our Parliament’s act is called the Townshend Acts named after Charles Townshend who was Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer (or treasury department) and passed the British Parliament in an effort to exercise greater royal authority over the American colonies and to levy new taxes. The acts, sometimes were called the American Import Duties Acts and was passed in 1767. The Parliament’s reason for passing the act is Parliament still intended to raise money from the colonies to pay off Britain’s…

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    The American Revolution was a very famous war, leading to probably the most famous breakup message known to man. But what caused it? The answer is not just one thing, but rather a collection of reasons. Some causes for the revolution were the Townshend Acts, the Intolerable Acts, and some good old Common Sense, literally. To kick off, the Townshend Acts were a big cause of the American Revolution. But, what were the Townshend Acts? The Townshend Acts were tax laws that put a tax on glass,…

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    Road To Revolution

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    move west we were still under attack by the Natives. Your solution to the problem was to draw a boundary line across the Appalachian Mountains and told us to not go over there. This is most frustrating because now we have sacrificed our sons and husbands lives during the war for nothing! The Stamp Act The stamp act was a solution to pay off the French and Indian war. Everything in Great Britain was already taxed, but the Grenville made a new act. The act was called the stamp act, for every…

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    with fiery conviction to plead the contrary! The acts and measures that the Crown has taken against the colonists are unjust, illegal, and egregious! My dear cousin, you state that the British government sent troops to America to protect us from Natives and French colonists during the French and Indian War. You stand correct. We are grateful for these troops and the protection they provided from the remaining Native Americans. Regardless of…

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    From newspapers to licences to playing cards, any paper items purchased would have to be bought with an official stamp/seal (thus the name). Protests against the Stamp Act developed quickly, and was met with many varied forms of disagreement. The Stamp Act was successful in harming the colonists’ economy until 1766 when Parliament received much pressure to repeal it. Quartering Act Passed by Parliament in 1765, the Quartering Act required colonists to room and board British soldiers. British…

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    not initially resistant to British rule, but after years of being stripped of their freedoms they shifted toward the idea of separating from Britain and creating their own government that would incorporate Republican values. After the Seven Years’ War, British troops remained in America. The cost of these troops added on to Britain’s already existing debt. In an attempt to create more revenue in America, Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764. The Sugar Act would reduce the tax on imported…

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    Colonial Resistance

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    started to think that Parliament had exceeded its authority by passing the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was essentially an internal tax created to raise revenue. The idea that Parliament was starting to encroach on the daily lives of American colonists was the catalyst of colonial resistance. As a matter of fact, “Other Americans sought political redress through petitions and formal resolutions, ultimately uniting their efforts in the Stamp Congress Act” (Ghere and Spreeman 9). Colonists of this…

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    His plans were set into motion when parliament passed acts that they hoped would raise money to pay off the debt (Chapter 4). However, they did not foresee that these actions would lead to the American Revolution. Although the change in British imperial policy involved taxing and placing acts on the colonists to raise debt money, these actions displeased the people and caused them to revolt creating events like the Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party. These factors were of many that brought…

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    There were many reasons why the Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the British government. Colonist believed that the government was unfair because the king created unfair laws such as the Townshend Act of 1767 and the Tea Act, and the British caused the Boston Massacre. The Townshend Act of 1767 placed taxes on lead, glass, paper, paint and tea that were imported into the colonies. The Townshend Act was a new way to generate tax revenue in the colonies after the Stamp…

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