American Rev. MS - Maura Salinas The American Revolution...

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Maura Salinas The American Revolution What made the colonist so mad that they decided to rebel against Great Britain, their mother country? The revolution within the colonist had started before 1775. The colonist started to resent Great Britain during the French and Indian War also known as The Seven Year’s War. Colonists resented the contentment and inferiority the British army had treated the colonist army as if the British were better. As the years progressed the British government posed unreasonable taxes on the colonist, such as the Stamp Act of 1765, The Townshed Act of 1767, and The Sugar Act. Parliament had also passed the Tea Act in 1773 which infuriated the colonist. The Sons of Liberty deviced a plan to protest against the British government. According to David F. Burg in The American Revolution: An Eyewitness History , “about 50 men, faces darkened and costumed as Indians, boarded all three of the tea ships, hoisted the tea chests on deck, smashed open the chests, and hurled them into the harbor’s waters as the assembled crowd cheered their
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