Marcus Lopez 1/23/12 U.S. History Timeline of the American Revolution 1754-1763: The French and Indian War: It marked the beginning of conflicts between Great Britain and the American colonists. Because the war was so costly, Parliament decided it had to raise money in the colonies to pay for the part of the 7 Years War that took place in the American colonies (French and Indian War). The result was a crackdown on smuggling in the colonies, collection of custom duties, and the resistance to these measures by the colonies. The conflict about representation in Parliament for the colonies began in earnest 22 March 1765: The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was passed along with the others to raise money for the wars England was in. This was the final straw for the colonists who were already grumbling and ready to protest the taxes they were paying already.
Jason Daniels Mod 2 Imperial policies implemented by the British between the years of 1763 and 1776 were the cause of revolt and caused a change of mind within the colonist. Three imperial policies that intensified colonial revolt were the Sugar Act of 1764, The Quartering Act of 1765, and the Tea Act of 1773. The Sugar Act of 1773 greatly intensified colonial resistance to the British. The Sugar Act of 1773 was an indirect tax on sugar. The money raised from the indirect tax was used to raise revenue for The British Army and Navy.
Shortly after, the Stamp Act was passed through Parliament that required taxed and stamped paper on legal documents, publications, and playing cards. This tax had to be paid in hard money, which was difficult for people to do at the time. The majority of colonists felt wildly oppressed with taxes, saying they took away their liberty (Document H). Jointly, these two taxes caused damage to the economic relationship between Great Britain and North
The colonies however, felt that they fought the war side by side with the British, causing the two groups to have different political ideas. British politics felt that it would be just to impose taxes on the Americans in order to pay off their war debt that had accumulated. Taxes were imposed on nearly everything in the colonies in order for Britain to payoff debt; these taxes simply outraged the colonists which is the start of the conflict between America and Britain. Taxes such as the Stamp Act, which placed a tax on any printed document that was purchased, and the Tea Act, which placed an insane tax on tea in the colonies, and basically cutoff colonists from finding a cheaper price for tea, pushed the colonists overboard, leading them to rebellions. One of these rebellions was the Boston Tea Party, where colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the entire stock of British tea into the Boston Harbor, which was one of America’s first major acts of independence towards Britain.
In order to avoid fight between the American colonists and Native Americans, Great Britain passed the Proclamation Act of 1763, creating a boundary beyond which colonists could not settle. In 1764 Great Britain passed the Sugar Act of 1764. The Sugar Act strictly enforced the tax on molasses importation, extended the tax to cover “sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico”, and increased regulations on lumber and iron exportation. The Act almost caused the colonies rum industry to decline and significantly harmed the colonies economy by reducing their markets and the amount of currency. The Stamp Act of 1765 was another attempt to control the colonies and raise revenue, this time solely to support British troops in the colonies.
But Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
The American Revolution Shawn Power September 8, 2008 There were many causes of the Revolutionary War. Some of them are the French and Indian War, Taxation, and England’s neglect to the colonies. All of these events caused the colonist to get together and talk about what England was doing to the colonies. England’s neglect to the colonies was a big cause of the American Revolutionary War. This neglect involved the development of triangular trade, trade laws, trials without juries.
There were many events that led up to the American Revolutionary War, but some events were more key than others. These major events that caused America’s break from England included the Stamp Act, and the Coercive Acts. Both of these acts were vital in causing American people to feel that England no longer had the authority to govern them, and that they should be recognized as their own country. In 1765 Parliament passed the Stamp Act. This Act put a tax on more than fifty items, including pamphlets, newspapers, playing cards, and dice.
The reason that the Stamp Act affected this group of colonist because it placed a tax on printed material. Many political colonial leader was against this act which caused a rivalry between the colonist and Great Britain over the meaning of freedom. Colonists did not have representation in Great Britain Parliament. They had their own colonial legislature that levied taxes, colonists argued that the Parliament had no rights to imposed and raised revenues through regulation of trade. American throughout the colonies cried out against “no taxation without representation,” as a violation of their English liberties.
In the mid 19th century tension between the Spaniards and Puerto Ricans resulted in a massive uprising when Spain failed to conciliate the growing displeasure of its citizens. Spain involved itself in various issues all throughout Latin America. War in Peru and Chile, slave riots in Cuba, and loss of control in the Dominican Republic left the government of Spain in desperate need of financial support. As a result of their financial troubles the Spanish government imposed taxes on many of the imported and exported goods in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Of coarse, the taxes imposed only infuriated the Cubans and Puerto Ricans, turning their anger into violence.