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Causes of American Revolution
Terms in this set (11)
French and Indian War
War between Great Britain and France from 1754 to 1763 for control of the Ohio Valley area of North America.
Colonial Grievances (Complaints)
Taxation without consent, no representation, no trial by jury, quartering troops, standing armies, etc. - these complaints were addressed by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Boston Tea Party
In protest to the Tea Act, the Sons of Liberty in Boston destroyed tea from Great Britain.
Author of Common Sense and The American Crisis in support of the American Revolution.
Virginian opposed to British taxation "Give me liberty or give me death" and opponent of the proposed U.S. Constitution because the national government was too powerful.
Political leader in Boston who helped form the Committees of Correspondence and the Sons of Liberty in opposition to British attempts to tax the colonies.
Taxation without Representation
Colonists felt that if the British government was going to force colonist to pay taxes that they should have representation in Parliament.
The Proclamation of 1763
This prohibited or prevented colonist from living west of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Sugar Act 1764
This act lowered tax on molasses the colonist imported. But it also put a 3 cent tax on sugar and increased tax on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine.
The Stamp Act 1765
Tax act on all printed materials. Newspapers, wills, and even playing cards.
The Townshend Acts 1767
This was a tax on imported goods (things coming from another country). Examples include glass, tea, and paper.
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