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Running head: THE CAUSES FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1 The Causes of the American Revolution Student's Name: Institutional Affiliation:
THE CAUSES FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2 The Causes of the American Revolution The American Revolution of 1700 to 1790, was the period that the 13 colonies that become or formed the United States of America gained their independence from the British Empire that colonized them. The cause of the American revolution which can be summarized in a simple phrase of liberty vs. tyranny. The revolution was a struggle by those people who were the liberty-loving American who wanted to free themselves from the tyranny of the British rule. In this period of time, the colonies rebelled against the British empire and entered into the revolutionary war, which was also known as the American War of Independence. Therefore, this is the most single important event in the nation’s history ( Allison, Ferreiro, & Blanco, 2018). In 1763, Great Britain possessed a lot of holdings in the North America continent. The British government then started to tax the accessories, that were meant to pay for North America’s defence from the French during the seven years of war. The major problem among the Americans was not that of paying high taxes but it was just that they did not have the representation in parliament. In 1765, the first Stamp tax was imposed on the citizens, being the first direct tax to be collected by the parliament on their colonies. All the newspapers, pamphlets and the official documents had to have the stamps, and all the 13 colonies protested against it.

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