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Economics as Cause of the American Revolution

Summary: Discusses how the main cause of the American Revolution was not slavery or a social issue - the underlying cause lay in the faults of the economy.
After the French and Indian War (1756-1763), England was faced with a bitter national debt, to help alleviate this debt, England toughened up on the colonies by enacting and enforcing many taxes and duties. According to one historian, among all the conflicts between Britain and her colonies, economics was the greatest, underlying cause of the war that would end in independence. This idea is supported through the evidence of Britain's Acts placed on the colonies, the idea that the Proclamation of 1763 was mainly to aid the British capitalists and the effects of the system of mercantilism. By comparing both the Colonists and England's point of view on this matter, and through the inclusion of rational defense, the historian that supplied this idea can be thought of as a valid reference. Through direct quotations and numerical citations, Historian C provides the best evidence for...

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