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The Road to Revolution

Summary: Essay explores the causes of the American Revolution.
The protest of American colonists after 1763 was based more on economic considerations. After the Seven Years War, Britain attempted to tighten the reins of government and to raise revenues from the colonies to alleviate the war debt. The colonists were in appalled with the Acts enforced by Parliament for the laws hurt the colonists who were already in the midst of economic depression. The people saw the new regulations as being tyrannical (Norton 125).

The first measures taken by parliament were the Sugar and Currency Acts in 1764. The Sugar Act, also known as the Revenue Act tightened customs regulations, laid new duties on some foreign imports into the colonies, and aimed at stopping the widespread smuggling of molasses. The Currency Act outlawed paper money issued by the colonies, and since the Americans imported more than they exported, they could accumulate little sterling. This act deprives the colonists...

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