Revolution: Causes Of The American Revolution

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The american revolution was much more than just a fight for independence. It was a battle over differing ideals and a struggle to control the continent. There were many causes to the declaration of independence and american revolution such as stamp act, tea act, and battle of lexington. These events each impacted the colonists and pushed them towards independence as we know. Crafting and forging our nation to be what it is now. First, stamp act,instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of course, cost money. The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in forces, with protest and even with a diplomatic body called the Stamp Act Congress. Seeing the hostile reaction in the colonies, the British government repealed the Stamp Act in March 1766 but at the same time passed the Declaratory Act, which said that Great Britain was superior (and boss of) the American colonies. The Stamp Act gave the colonists a target for their rage. The textbook titled creating america…show more content…
The textbook titled creating america it says, “The tea would arrive in the colonies only in the trading company’s ships and be sold there bits merchants. Colonists who had not been paying any tax on smuggled tea would now have to pay a tax on this regulated tea”. In other words, this meant American colonists could buy no tea unless it came from that company. But the American colonists saw this law as yet another means of "taxation without representation" because it meant that they couldn't buy tea from anyone else (including other colonial merchants) without spending a lot more money. Their response was to refuse to unload the tea from the ships. This was the situation in Boston that led to the Boston Tea
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