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A desire for self-determination is the core of the American Revolution The people of the American colonies revolted against British rule because they did not have the right to decide for their own political future Aristocrats who knew nothing about the American experience conditions in the colonies or the American people made decisions as to their well-being and proper governance Governments power comes from the consent of those governed and the colonists had not given any kind of consent The colonists a united freedom-loving people rose up in righteous anger at the Kings tyrannical actions grabbed their trusty flintlocks hid behind trees and walls defeated British soldiers and established the United States of America Throughout the story there is a certain inevitability about American victory All the causes significant individual and events eventualiy triggered the Revolution and promoted right for self-determination Stamp Act was revenue law passed by the British Parliament during the ministry of George Greenville The first direct tax to be levied on the American colonies it required that all newspapers pamphlets legal documents commercial bills advertisements and other papers issued in the colonies bear a stamp In addition to enforce the actions the British announced that colonial offenders were to be tried in the hated Admiralty courts This tax on printed documents affected all colonists The colonists responded with protests The colonists think that Americans possess the same rights as the English especially the right to be taxed only by their own representative The protests which grew began developing new slogans including No taxation without representation Colonists replied that the taxes imposed by the Stamp Act were unjust If it was not for the self-sacrificing colonists and the Americans were to accept this new tax without resistance the door would be open for more burdensome taxation in the future Another cause of the revolution that reflected the colonists standing firm in their belief was the Townshend Acts The Townshend Acts taxed goods
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