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The Causes of the American Revolution

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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).
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