Purchase Solution

The Causes of the American Revolution

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

What were the causes to the American Revolution?

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

This solution offers clear reasons as to the causes of the American Revolution.

Solution Preview


Economic Causes
The American colonists resented revenue taxes enacted by the British Parliament (i.e. Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Act, Tea Act, etc.). Colonists claimed these measures hindered colonial trade and raised the cost of consumer articles. From the colonial viewpoint, primarily merchants and manufacturers, Mother England was exploiting them. Furthermore those colonists living on the frontier resented the efforts made by England to stop further westward migration (i.e. Proclamation Line of 1763).
The British insisted that under the idea of mercantilism ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
CoViD-19 and Historic Pandemics

How much do you know about CoViD-19 and how it compares to historic pandemics? Test your knowledge with this short quiz!

Imperialism in China

The quiz is about the competition of the imperial powers in the Far East to control the territories of China and Korea. It also reflects the factors which led to World War I

German Wars of Unification

A short quiz to determine the student's knowledge of events and figures associated with the mid 19th Century German Wars of Unification

Native American Removal

This quiz covers the history surrounding the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

United States History - America, The New Nation

This quiz will cover the establishment of America including the sources of the American Revolution, British policies and mercantilism and the establishment of the United States.