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Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi Sehrish Rupani Aditya Addepalli Siddharth Kumaran IB HoA- Dutton 6 American War of Independence: P olitical, E conomic, R eligious, S ocial, I ntellectual C auses-C haracteristics-S ignificances Causes 1. At first, Americans were proud to be British. The parliament did some things to bother the colonists, such as imposing the Currency Acts of 1751 and 1754. After the French and Indian War, however, King George III lost a lot of money, and to settle his debts, taxed the colonists; this led to outrage. 2. Economic: The British government continually tried to increase revenue by heavily taxing the colonies, through the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Tariffs of 1767, and the Tea Act of 1773. All of these attempts were resented by colonists because they lacked representation in Parliament to abolish/lessen these taxes. 3. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was a violent event in which 5 men were killed by British soldiers. Due to propaganda and wanting to unite more colonists against the British, the event was blown out of proportion. Even though only 5 people died, it was labeled as a massacre and it was taken very seriously. This created a big disparity and sense of hatred amongst the colonists and British soldiers & Parliament. 4. The Triangular Trade played a role in sparking the Revolution. America needed to trade with other countries for resources and goods that were scarce in their region in an exchange for goods and resources that were abundant in North America. Everything was fine other than the fact that all of the gold and silver, money, went to Great britain and none of it went to the Americans, which was a
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Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi Sehrish Rupani Aditya Addepalli Siddharth Kumaran IB HoA- Dutton 6 “favorable balance of trade.” Thus, the Americans got angry and revolted. 5. The Battle of Concord helped stimulate the revolution. The first Continental Congress was formed in order to communicate wrongful acts of the British without destroying ties to the country. After discussing, however, the Congress decided that they were able and willing to rule and tax themselves, and thus formed a united and mobile militia. After hearing this, King George III declared the colonies to be in a rebellious state and sent soldiers to capture the Rebellion’s leaders. During this battle, 8 members of the militia died and as the British advanced to Concord, the Americans were ready and ended the battle with heavy British casualties. This turned the public’s opinion to separate from England. 6. The Boston Tea Party infuriated King George III, and in retaliation created the Intolerable Acts. These further angered the colonists, and were a major cause for their rebellion. The Intolerable Acts included the Boston Port Act (closing down Boston’s port until the Dutch East India Company had been repaid for the destroyed tea), the Massachusetts Government Act (putting the government of Massachusetts under full British control), the Administration of
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  • Spring '14
  • American Revolution, Siddharth Kumaran, Bhavana Keepudi, IB HoA- Dutton, Aditya Addepalli

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