The American Revolution


From 1763, Americans had only to be convinced that an arbitrary ruler-
whether Parliament or King-was violating their inherent rights, to feel
that rebellion was justified. This conviction was bred in them by the
series of events that occurred between 1763 and 1776. The language used to
protest the British Acts was legal, and political. But the primary cause of
the Revolution is economics.

In theory the colonists accepted the principle that natural laws
rather than royal decrees should govern the economy. In practice only the
southern colonies were bound to England by the tobacco trade. The New
England and Middle Colonies, unable to find markets in Britain, found
prosperity by ...

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protested upon the principle of "no
taxation without representation". The stamp act was affecting virtually
all the colonists, and restricted economic prosperity, thus it was
protested by colonists. The Townshend acts were also a factor in the
economic theory, Sam Adams had said "The parliament was taxing illegally!",
most colonists agreed, and a boycott of British goods resulted. When the
British passed the Currency act, this left the paper money worthless, and
the colonists had to rely (economically) on England for Hard Currency. The
main reason for revolution was economics.

The colonies were economically subordinate to England by the tea and
coercive acts. The tea act was an act where the colonist middlemen
merchants were being bypassed, and the trading was done by the British.
This hurt the economic prosperity of the colonists, mobs had strengthened
in anger and the Boston T.tea Party followed. The British were irate at the
colonial resistance to british law, therefore ...

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