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Dr. Margo McBane History 15A Fall Semester Journal #2 In the book Out of Many: A History of the American People the described reasons for the revolution are simultaneously simple and complex. As Britain gained control of North America, they also increased their restrictions on the American colonialists. These restrictions angered the colonists to a point of action instead of quiet containment. The animosity started when the British declared the land west of the Appalachians to be owned and controlled by the Native Americans. The colonists were under the impression that the land would be free for exploration and settlement after the French were pushed out. Then it continued with the Sugar Act, where a tariff was placed on sugar imported to the colonies and increased regulation of American shipping in order to suppress smuggling. The lists of acts were made longer by the Stamp, Declaratory, Townshend Revenue, Tea, Quartering, etc Acts 1 . The resentment, animosity, and anger eventually turned into rebellion. Soon rebellion turned to violence. With violence came war; with
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