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Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution HIS/110 Version 5 1 University of Phoenix Material Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution Part 1: Causes Complete the grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War. Pre-War Event Description Contribution to the Revolutionary War French and Indian War The French and Indian War lasted for seven years and was about control over North America (Schultz, 2012). The French lost this war. When George Washington went to tell the French to get off the land, they refused and said they were going to overtake the entire Ohio Valley (Kline, 2013). Washington decided to build a fort but the French seized it and named it Fort Duquesne (Kline, 2013). Washington surprise attacked the French and killed ten men spilling the first blood of the French and Indian War (Kline, 2013). Sugar Act The Sugar Act was a law passed in 1764 that put a tax on sugar, coffee, indigo, and some wine (Schultz, 2012). This banned the import of French wine and rum and was one of the taxes that occurred without the consent of the colonists (Schultz, 2012). The British adding more taxes to the Americans, again without consent (Schultz, 2012). They were getting tired of not being represented in Parliament and having new taxes put on them. Stamp Act This was the first direct tax placed on American colonists from the British (Schultz, 2012). This came about in 1765 and stated that every newspaper, public document, and legal document had to have a stamp or British seal on it (Schultz, 2012). This enraged the colonists, who did not see a reason to begin paying for something that had been free (Schultz, 2012). This was another tax that angered the colonists, leading to the revolt against the British (Schultz, 2012). They were not being represented in Parliament and the Crown was continually taxing them. These were a series of laws named after Charles The colonists began to boycott British goods out of rebellion
Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution HIS/110 Version 5 2 Townshend Acts Townshend that placed taxes on glass, paints, paper, tea, and lead (Schultz, 2012). The colonists reacted the same way to this as they reacted to the other taxes.

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