American Revolution

American Revolution - T he Significance of American Re...

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The Significance of American Re- volution I. Imperial Reorganization A. British Motives 1. Mid 18th century: the interests of the colonists of those from the moth- erland differed and the gap continued to grow 2. Imperial Crisis (1763): Britain had just emerged triumphant in a war against France and Spain, gained land east of the Mississippi in their winnings a) considered how best to settle that land --> indians made it clear they would not be happy with more Americans entering more of their land and kicking them out b) King issued a proclamation that disallowed the colonists from settled land west of Appalachian Mts. --> colonists began to wonder if England took into consideration their land hungry interests 3. National debt doubled -- spent nearly half of national budget to pay off debt, taxpayers angered by the burden a) Sugar Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act B. Colonist’s Interpretation 1. Unwarranted control over their interests and freedoms 2. As British citizens they could only be taxed by their elected officials and
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