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Title: Causes of the American Revolution


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Causes of the American Revolution

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  • Movie Clip

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French Indian War
  • gtgtgtBritish DebtgtgtgtHigher Taxes
  • gtgtgtProclamation of 1763
  • Colonists cannot settle Ohio Valley

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Tensions Rise (Laws)
  • Sugar Act (1764)
  • Increased penalty for smuggling
  • Stamp Act (1765)
  • Tax on all docs publications

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Laws Cont
  • Townsend Acts (1767)
  • High taxes (duties) on imports
  • Taxation w/out representation
  • Intolerable Acts (1774)
  • Boston Harbor closed
  • Quartering
  • Martial Law in Boston

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Colonial Reactions
  • Stamp Act Protests
  • Sons of Liberty Harassed Officials
  • Stamp Act CongressgtgtgtBoycott of British
    GoodsgtgtgtAct Repealed

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Enlightenment Ideas
  • John Locke Natural Rights, Consent of the
    Governed gtgtgt T. Jefferson Dec. of Ind.
  • Thomas Paine Common Sense (1776)
  • - Attacked the King
  • -Should start new equal society
  • -Colonies could win

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