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Appendix B HIS/115 Version 3 1 Associate Level Material Appendix B Causes of the Revolution 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 (1754-1763) The war was fought between British- America and New France. Each was supported by their parent countries with Native American allies. The French were outnumbered and relied heavily on Native Americans. Also referred to as “Seven Years War”. The dispute started over the control of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The colonists were able to defeat the French with little help from the parent country (Britain). By doing this it showed the colonists that they were able to stand on their own two feet and didn’t really need all that much help from Britain. Sugar Act Also known as American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act. It was a revenue raising act passed by Great Britain. April 5 1764. The previous Molasses act of 1733 had a tax of 6 pence per gallon of molasses, however it was never effectively collected. With the new act the British reduced the rate by half and increased the measures to ensure that it was collected.

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