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1 Causes & Outcomes of the Revolution Bobbie Albany HIS110 Sept 08, 2014 Prof. Mark Hoffman
2 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 fight over territory for trade. London wanted the monopoly on trade for the colonies and France controlled the trade for the interior of the colonies William and Mary, in an effort to help England monopolize the trade with the colonies started to enforce the Salutary Neglect laws on the books, which then in turn led to the inevitable conflicts between England and the colonies. Sugar Act Taxes were to be paid to Britain on non-British goods brought into the colonies Britain was looking to the colonies as a direct source of revenue Stamp Act a tax to be paid for the use of official papers like diploma, marriage licenses, wills, newspapers etc. There was a stamp embedded in the paper to show a tax had been paid. The tax was then paid to the Soldiers protecting the North American Colonies. Since this was a direct tax on the colonists themselves and not trade the colonies felt that this was undermining and limiting their liberties
3 Townshend Acts Placed taxes on things that Colonist imported from Britain like glass, lead for paint, tea, paper etc.,. These acts again led to more boycotts and women giving up the finer more refined things like tea and wine satins and silks for simpler items that represented a more patriotic life in America. Tea Act Lowered the colonists tax on tea, gave the East India Company a monopoly on tea, and appointed agents in England the duty to pay the taxes and sell the tea in the colonies. Colonists had bought Dutch tea for the longest time because it was cheaper and now with royal agents they were no longer able to sell tea and many merchants lost their livelihoods. This was another example of Parliament trying to establish authority in the Colonies. Intolerable Acts These 5 acts were mostly done to punish Massachusetts for the entire Tea Party incident. It closed Boston Harbor until the town paid for the destroyed tea, the Mass. Gov. Act terminated the self- government in the colony, The Admin of Justice act, dictated that any British official charged with a capital offense in colonies could be tried in England and the quartering act which gave the British army the right to house soldiers in building public or private, and finally the Quebec act giving French Canadians the right to practice roman Catholicism, which appalled the protestants and gave most of England's holdings be governed by from Quebec.. This in turn lead to the 1st Continental Congress being organized where delegates from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia to consider America's response to The Intolerable Acts. Georgia was the only state to not be present as it felt that it needed British defensive support in its battle against the Creek Indian tribes over land disputes.

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