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History research have shown and proved that the leading cause of the American Revolution was originated from economic and political problems During the late seventeen hundreds many tumultuous events resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain The conditions of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable From 1763 Americans had only to be convinced that an arbitrary ruler- whether Parliament or King- was violating their rights to feel that rebellion was justified This bred them into a series of events that occurred between 1763 and 1776 The language used to protest the British Acts was legal and political But the primary cause of the Revolution was economics In theory the colonists accepted the principle that natural laws rather than royal decrees should govern the economy In practice only the southern colonies were bound to England by the tobacco trade The New England and Middle Colonies unable to find markets in Britain found prosperity by trading outside the empire Any attempt to stop this trade would lead to rebellion and consequently ensued The idea of mercantilism where the channelizing of all trade through England was a restriction upon economic prosperity of the New England colony The major cause for revolution within the economic theory is of economic subordination of colonies to England The Grenville Ministry passed a number of acts but of provocation to the colonists was the stamp act On October 19 1765 the Stamp Act Congress and Parliamentary Taxation committees passed some laws that attempted to strengthen the grip of the English crown The stamp act was protested upon the principle of no taxation without representation The stamp act was affecting virtually all the colonists and restricted economic prosperity thus colonists protested it The Townshend acts were also a factor in the cause of the revolution Sam Adams had said The parliament was taxing illegally most colonists agreed and a boycott of
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