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DBQ: Causes of the American Revolution Using Evidence Theme: Revolution Historical Context: Culminating in the bold move of the American Colonies to declare independence in 1776, the American Revolution was not only a war, but a revolution of ideas around governance that had been evolving for many years. NAME ________________________________________________ DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION This question is based on the accompanying documents. The question is designed to test your ability to work with historical documents. Some of these documents have been edited for the purposes of this question. As you analyze the documents, take into account the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in the document. Keep in mind that the language used in a document may reflect the historical context of the time in which it was written. Task: Using the information from the seven documents in part A and your knowledge of US history, write an essay in Part B (tomorrow Thursday March 19th) in which you Explain the causes of the American Revolution. Why were the American colonists driven to declare war on the British Empire? Describe in detail 2 causes of the American revolution. In developing your answers to part B, be sure to keep these general definitions in mind: describe means “to illustrate something in words or tell about it” explain means “to make plain or understandable; to give reasons for or causes of; to show the logical development or relationships of”
Part A | Short-Answer Questions Directions: Analyze the documents and answer the short-answer questions that follow each document in the space provided. Document 1: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The French and Indian War resulted in a British Victory... its effects led to an escalation of tensions between the American colonists and their British gov’t. Firstly, the war had been enormously expensive. The British government’s attempts to impose taxes on colonists to help cover these expenses resulted in increasing colonial resentment of British attempts to expand authority in the colonies. Secondly, British attempts to limit western expansion by colonists further angered the colonists. American colonists wanted to expand west to access more natural resources, which they saw as an economic opportunity. The British were concerned that westward expansion would result in another expensive Indian war. These disputes would ultimately spur colonial rebellion that eventually developed into a full-scale war for independence. Office of the Historian, United States of America Department of State (2014) 1) What are two effects of the French and Indian War that escalated tension between the American colonists and British government?

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