Causes of the American Revolution

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British Debt
Move away from salutary neglect. Start to tax colonies to repay 4.4 million interest debt.
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The Stamp Act- 1765
Granville's mistake-gives colonies a year notice, allows them to form opposition. Whigs+John Wilkes-fear of suppressing of liberties.
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The Stamp Act-1765 effects
Tax that was illegal not to pay, affected everyone so caused widespread opposition. Son of liberty- effigies, burning of house and protests caused it to be repealed a year later.
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The Proclamation line-1763
Created new provinces in the east and the west of Florida.White boundary placed, all land west was nullified.Tax on fur.
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The Proclamation line-1763 effect
Outraged western frontiersmen and land speculators. Went against what colonies like Virginia and western lands wanted. Seen as pro-Indian. Smuggling and Bribery. Enflingement 30,000 people moved beyond the line.
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The Sugar Act-1764
Pay a duty of half a shilling per gallon of sugar. More products added as it became more popular, wine, coffee, silk. Fines for people who ignored tax or bribed.
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The Sugar Act-1764 effects
Reduced smuggling. However increased number of products lead to an increase in illegal behaviour. Acceptance in parliament challenged the colonial legal system.-However not widespread opposition.
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The Currency Act-1764
Ban on colonial paper money. Not allowed to use paper money to pay off debts and money that had already been used had to be returned.
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The Currency Act-1764 effects
Threatened some colonies to go into economic depression. People had little money to invest, trade or buy.
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Boston Massacre
1770- 5 colonials shot by British soldiers. Created fear of liberties being taken. Engraving Paul Reveere- not true but influences fear.
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Boston Tea party
1773- Britain bought cheap Indian tea. Colonial merchants got angry due to loss of money. Boycotted British tea ship and threw £10,000 worth of tea over board.
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Coercive Acts
Punishments for Boston. Created colonial support however, as the threat of Britain suppressing there liberties took over. 1774 New York recreated the tea boycott.
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Granville's mistake-gives colonies a year notice, allows them to form opposition. Whigs+John Wilkes-fear of suppressing of liberties.

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Tax that was illegal not to pay, affected everyone so caused widespread opposition. Son of liberty- effigies, burning of house and protests caused it to be repealed a year later.

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Created new provinces in the east and the west of Florida.White boundary placed, all land west was nullified.Tax on fur.

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Outraged western frontiersmen and land speculators. Went against what colonies like Virginia and western lands wanted. Seen as pro-Indian. Smuggling and Bribery. Enflingement 30,000 people moved beyond the line.

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