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Name: __________________________ Date: ___________ Perid_______ Document Analysis Packet: Road to Revolution Background: By 1763 colonial expansion created tensions between the colonists and Great Britain. Colonial resistance became more unified as Great Britain tried to tighten its rule of the colonies and raise revenues. Throughout the decade violence became more common. Eventually war broke out as resistance became rebellion. TASK: Analyze the following documents in order to explain the underlying cause or causes of the American Revolution. Be sure to discuss whether or not declaring independence was inevitable. THESIS: DOCUMENT A Proclamation of 1763 WHEREAS WE have taken into Our Royal Consideration the extensive and valuable Acquisitions in America, secured to Our Crown by the late Definitive Treaty of Peace, concluded at Paris...and being desirous that all Our loving Subjects...may avail themselves with all convenient Speed, of the great Benefits and Advantages which must accrue therefrom to their Commerce, Manufactures, and Navigation, We have thought fit...to issue this Our Royal Proclamation .... And whereas it is just and reasonable and essential to Our Interest and the Security of Our Colonies, that the several Nations or Tribes of Indians with whom We are connected, and who live under Our Protection should not be molested or disturbed...no Governor...in any of Our other Colonies or Plantations in America, do presume for the present...to grant Warrants of Survey, or pass Patents for any Lands beyond the Heads or Sources of any of the Rivers which fall into the Atlantic Ocean .... And whereas great Frauds and abuses have been committed in the purchasing Lands of the Indians, to the great Prejudice of Our Interests, and to the great Dissatisfaction of the said Indians; in order to prevent such Irregularities for the future, and to the End that the Indians may be convinced of Our Justice and determined Resolution to remove all reasonable cause of Discontent, We do...enjoy and require that no private Person do presume to make any Purchase from the said Indians of any Lands reserved to the said Indians .... DOCUMENT B Quartering Act 1765 Annotation: Parliament approved the Quartering Act, requiring colonial governments to put up British soldiers in unoccupied buildings and provide them with candles, bedding, and beverages. When the New York Assembly resisted, the British governor suspended the assembly for six months.
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Document: An act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty’s dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, instituted, An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters. WHEREAS in and by an act made in the present session of parliament, instituted… several regulations are made and enacted for the better government of the army, and their observing strict discipline, and for providing quarters for the army, and carriages on marches and other necessary occasions, and inflicting penalties on offenders against the
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