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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 This war was a 7-year war the ravaged Europe from 1756- 1763 Leading European powers during the mid-18th century were conflicting against one another for control of land and dominance. These tensions developed into a confrontation between various countries known as The Seven Years War that pitted France, Austria, Sweden, Russia, and Saxony against Prussia, Hanover, and Great Britain. Conflicts were not just isolated to European boundaries but were on a global scale with hostilities expanding into territories surrounding India and North America. The struggle occurring within the colonies centered Great Britain against France known as the French and Indian War (ohiohistorycentral, 2014). This war was a costly war for England. England had gained a large amount of land and strengthened its hold on the continent. The country tried to compensate the losses by a pressing the colonies with extra taxes. It was the main reason for the revolution. It also worsened the relationship between England and the Native Americans and it eventually led to the Revolutionary War. Sugar Act Taxes were reduced by this act on products like molasses and sugar. It also imposed taxes on indigo, pimento, wines and coffee. This act also banned importation on rum and French wines. Tax collection was on the rise. For Britain, the colonies were new sources for direct revenue. The profitable rum trade for the New Englanders was threatened by the law. Stamp Act “The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on The people stared to revolt due to all the taxing of the colonies, which lead to the Revolutionary War.
Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution HIS/110 Version 5 2 every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains (10,000 troops were to be stationed on the American frontier for this purpose). The Stamp Act, however, was viewed as a direct attempt by England to raise money in the colonies without the approval of the colonial legislatures. If this new tax were allowed to pass without resistance, the colonists reasoned, the door would be open for far more troublesome taxation in the future”. (The Colonial

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