Main Cause Of The American Revolution

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Another main cause of the revolution and a fuel to the already burning fire was unfair taxation by the government in both nations. In America, the acts of parliament were taxing the colonies and interfering with America's trade and not allowing them to grow or prosper as a nation. Taxation without representation was tyranny. They felt that they should be taxed only by their own assemblies, made up of their own representatives. France on the other hand, was in constant financial difficulties. France at the time was divided into three main groups of people or estates. The first estate was made up of the officials of the Catholic Church. Although they only held about 10 percent of all the land in France they were enormously wealthy. The second
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