Review of American Revolution

Review of American - A quick review the American Revolution There was a common heritage language religion and history of the colonists and the

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A quick review: the American Revolution There was a common heritage, language, religion, and history of the colonists and the English. Most colonists were farmers which led to the widespread ownership of property. The property holders elected representative assemblies; many had economic and political independence. Navigation Acts – Certain products such as tobacco, rice, indigo, and furs when exported had to be taken to England or an English colony where they could have duties collected. Sugar Act, 1764 – George Greenville lowered the non-enforced molasses tax from 6p to an enforced 3p to collect money to support debts incurred from the French and Indian War and the troops stationed in the colonies to protect the land. Colonists saw this as taking away their property without their consent. The assemblies protested and petitioned against it. Thomas Whately wrote that the colonies were virtually represented. Stamp Act, 1765
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course USU 1300 taught by Professor Conover during the Spring '06 term at Utah State University.

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