Week2 - Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution HIS\/110 Version 5 1 University of Phoenix Material Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution Part 1 Causes

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Causes and Outcomes of the RevolutionHIS/110 Version 51University of Phoenix MaterialCauses and Outcomes of the RevolutionPart 1: CausesComplete the grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War.Pre-War EventDescriptionContribution to the Revolutionary WarFrench and Indian WarThe French and Indian War was a war between several Native American tribes, Spain, Prussia, Russia, and Austria. The colonists referred to it as The Seven Years War.The French and Indian War was too taxing on England’s resources. England attempted to compensate for the loss by raising taxes on the colonies. This helped spark the revolution.Sugar ActThe Sugar Act reduced the amount of taxes that were placed on products such as sugar and molasses while imposing taxes on pimento, indigo, coffee, and wine. An increase in the enforcement of tax collection was also put into place. Salutary neglect ended due to the Sugar Act.Tax collection increased because Britain viewed the colonies as an extra source of revenue. The run trade which profited the New Englanders was endangered by the law. Stamp ActThe Stamp Act was put into place in 1765. It made it mandatory to use stamped paper for all official documents such as newspapers, diplomas, wills, marriage licenses, and even playing cards.The Stamp Act portrayed the colonist’s inclination to collaborate and act as a single unit. The people started to place responsibility on Parliament rather than the King. Ideological Opposition and events like boycotts and rioting were on the rise.

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