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04. Causes of the American RevolutionI. Revolution Questionsa. Necessary – Coming of Age/Time Had Come or America would have remained obedient had England not made mistakesb. A true revolution or merely transfer of power from one wealthy group to anotherc. Capitalist motivation to keep money in America instead of taxes going overseasII. Decades before 1754 – proud to be Englishmena. Colonists annoyed at Navigation Acts, Brits annoyed with chaotic legislaturesb. Grown apart - could govern selves better than overseasIII. Causesa. Sprit of self-reliance – decades of colonial legislatures, economicly indep.b. Religious annoyance – haven’t forgotten being kicked outc. England trying to improve trade/industry at America’s expensed. Colonists should pay for expense –no “taxation without representation”e. Enlightenment – well-read Jefferson, Adamsf. Mercantilism clashes with capitalism – trade w/ everyoneIV. Irritantsa. America forced to take in British criminalsb. Northern colonies that wanted to stop slave trade could not