Final Essay - The American Revolution was the most influential event in American History The American revolution resulted in the independence of

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1 The American Revolution was the most influential event in American History. The American revolution resulted in the independence of the American people from the British Crown. Many events can be seen as contributing factors that led to the American Revolution. There are differing opinions on what sparked the American Revolution, whether the actions of the Americans or British flared the American Revolution. Many pieces of evidence point to the fact that the British government and Crown continually gave the American colonies increased taxation on every aspect on everyday life of a colonialist. The laws that were created by the British were created without the proper representation of the American people. These proceedings resulted in the increased taxation. The taxation that the British government issued to the American colonies to pay of the British national debt was the chief contributing factor that led to the American Revolution. With the sets of laws surrounding the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and the Quartering Act, there were few areas of the colonist’s life that were not being taxed by the British government. An American colonialist could not purchase or sell anything without paying a tax to the British Crown. After paying so much money in taxes that the American people had no part in organizing, the time for a revolt was soon coming. That revolt was the American Revolution. There were many initiating factors that caused the American revolution against Britain. One of the first bills that were passed by Britain in order to tax the colonists in America was the Sugar Act. When Britain was looking at how to raise money for the great debt that had been earned during the Seven Years’ Year, there was research that needed to be done before any Acts could be used against the American colonies. Britain used many agents of the Crown to extensively research the need to tax the American colonies. Grenville was
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one of the primary agents. When researching the guidelines that had been set out by the British Government, Grenville had discovered that none of the guidelines had violated any of the American peoples Constitutional rights, with regards to taxation without representation 1 , there would be no legal right to riot or revolt against the new laws that would be put in place by the British government. When British parliament was discussing the Bill, there was very little opposition with regard to this bill. There was very little opposition because the Americans did not have representatives in the British House of Commons. The only person that voted against this Bill was John Huske. Huske was a politician who was actually born in Boston 2 . This showed that whatever representation that the Americans had in the House of Commons was directly against the passing of the Sugar Act. When the news of the newly enacted Act had reached the American colonies, it “struck Americans not so much as a revenue measure as a virtual prohibition of trade between Northern colonies and the foreign
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 262 taught by Professor Sarty during the Spring '08 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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Final Essay - The American Revolution was the most influential event in American History The American revolution resulted in the independence of

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