American History: The Causes Of The American Revolution

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The American Revolution is viewed nowadays as one of the most important parts of our nation’s history. This revolution helped us to eventually declare our independence in 1776 from our mother country of Great Britain. In 1763, only twelve years before America declared its independence, Great Britain established an empire in North America after winning the Seven Years’ War. Twelve years later, the thirteen colonies were at war with Great Britain. Many factors during this twelve year span led to the colonists’ rebellion including the Proclamation of 1763, the Quartering Acts of 1765, the Townshend Acts of 1767, the Boston Massacre of 1770, and the Intolerable Acts of 1774. One of the first pieces of legislature to be passed by the British parliament after they seized control of the American colonies was the Proclamation of 1763. This proclamation in essence closed off the western frontier for colonial expansion past the Appalachian Mountains (“Remembering the Proclamation of 1763”). It created a boundary line…show more content…
One night, hundreds of colonists got together and fought the British soldiers with items they found among the streets of Boston including stones and twigs. Considered one of the most important events in American history, the Boston Massacre demonstrated the colonists feelings regarding the recent pieces of legislature passed by the British Parliament and their inner feelings toward the Parliament. The soldiers, who were stationed in Boston to enforce the Townshend Acts, accidently fired into the rioting crowd and killed five men (“Boston Massacre”). This was a monumental moment in pre-revolutionary history because it was the one of the first times the colonists physically fought for their rights and what they believed in. Many people view the Boston Massacre as the climax of tensions against the British Parliament for their unfair treatment towards the

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