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Events Leading to the American Revolution

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Devon Neville

on 22 May 2018

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Events Leading to the American Revolution
Navigation Acts
In 1651, the British created the navigation act to regulate the rich trade of the colonies ( known as the triangle trade). The navigation act was created to enforce mercantilism and set tariffs. This was never enforced until much later.

Salutary Neglect
, a policy called Salutary Neglect was implemented in the colonies, which stipulated that there would be no parliamentary laws enacted in the colonies. This allowed colonists to regulate their own economic things.
This is ended in
, along with the implementation of new taxes.

End of the Seven Years War
End of Salutary Neglect
Sons of Liberty
The Sons Of Liberty was a group that was created to fight back in response to the taxation of the colonists by Britain in the 1760s. They are most well known for their protest of the Stamp Act of 1765.

The Sugar Act of 1764
The Sugar Act taxed sugar and molasses imported into the colonies. This places stress on the colonies because not only was their sugar and molasses taxed, but molasses is the basis of rum making. The intention of this tax was to slow trading between the colonies and other European countries, which caused tension in the colonies.

The Quartering Act and Stamp Act
These acts were taxes which placed tariffs on many necessities, causing anger in the colonists. The Quartering Act required colonists to provide room and board to British Soldiers.
The Stamp Act placed a tax on all paper products, requiring them be stamped with a stamp that stated that the papers were taxed. The sons of liberty protested this vehemently.

By Devon Neville
Salutary Neglect is ended in 1763 after the Seven Years War and the rise of George Grenville to office in England. To effectively pay off the debt that had collected as a result of the Seven Years War, Grenville lifted the policy, which had allowed the colonists to govern themselves. As a result of this, tensions rose in the colonies due to the rise in British government presence, in addition to heavy taxing. This also led way to the enforcement of laws that had not been enforces, such as the Navigation Acts.

Britain is in heavy debt after fighting with the French in the French and Indian war. As a result, Salutary neglect is ended and the navigation acts begin to be enforced.

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