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AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2
American Revolution was a war between Great Britain and American colonies that took
place between 1765 and 1783. The colonies revolted against the British monarchy and authority
of the Great Britain and as a result the United States of America born.
There were several reasons that led to the American Revolution. For instance, taxes
levied by the British government to the American colonies were a key cause to the American
Revolution. Taxes popularly known as Townsend Acts were levied on colonists’ tea and paper as
well as glass and many other items (Wallenfeldt, 2010). The colonists were however angered by
the fact that they were being taxed by a government that was so far from them. Again taxation
was being exercised on people who were not represented in parliament and this was a kind of
denying them their right as freemen. The colonists therefore boycotted the British good in order
to avoid paying taxes imposed on them. Eventually, this led to other boycotts such as the Boston
Tea Party.
Another cause of the American Revolution was the England Mercantilism policy which
had a policy concerning manufacturing products for the colonial market as well as subsidizing
some goods. As a result of the policy, the colonist lost most of their money to the king. The
colonist had no choice but to sell their goods to Britain at very low prices and later buy back the
finished product at very high prices simply because the products could not be made by the
colonists. Moreover, the mercantilism policy ensured that every nation was to regulate its trade
to sell more than it bought. This brought about the Navigation Acts which mostly benefited
Britain and at the same time forced the colonists to mostly trade with Britain (Allison, 2011).
The reason why I chose the taxation cause is because it’s an outstanding cause that led to
other causes such as The Boston Tea Party and The Intolerable Acts. Moreover, the two causes

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Running Head: AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1 American Revolution Institution Affiliation Date: AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2 American Revolution was a war between Great Britain and American colonies that took place between 1765 and 1783. The colonies revolted against the British monarchy and authority of the Great Britain and as a result the United States of America born. There were several reasons that led to the American Revolution. For instance, taxes levied by the British government to the American colonies were a key cause to the American Revolution. Taxes popularly known as Townsend Acts were levied on colonists’ tea and paper as well as glass and many other items (Wallenfeldt, 2010). The colonists were however angered by the fact that they were being taxed by a government that was so far from them. Again taxation was being exercised on people who were not represented in parliament and this was a kind of denying them their right as freemen. The colonists therefore boycotted the British good in order to avoid paying taxes imposed on them. Eventually, this led to other boycotts such as the Boston Tea Party. Another cause of the American Revolution was the England Mercantilism policy whi ...
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