The Road to the American Revolution

The Road to the American Revolution - THE ROAD TO THE...

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THE ROAD TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION This Revolution was not rooted in economic deprivation or the struggle of an oppressed class against the elite but it had grievances. The Revolution was the product of 40 years of abuses by British authorities that many colonists regarded as a threat to liberty and property. American colonists saw British behavior toward Americans as a conspiracy against their liberty and they were troubled because they had no say over a government 3,000 miles away. 1733: Molasses Act levied a stiff tax on rum, molasses, and sugar produced in the British West Indies 1750: Iron Act impeded the development of iron manufacture in the colonies 1751: British government vetoed colonial laws that would prohibit convicts from entering the colonies 1754: Seven Years War (or French and Indian War) – ended in 1763 and France ceded Canada and the Ohio River Valley to British rule 1763: Proclamation of 1763 to prevent colonists from rushing into the new territories and provoking conflict
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