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The American Revolution was largely economic and political in nature. The
political reasons were that England neglected the colonies, taxation without
representation and limitation of individual rights and privacy. Then there was
the most important side the economic. There was trade restriction,
mercantilism, and taxation. On the economic side of the revolution colonist
acknowledged that natural laws should govern their economy. But only the
southern colonies were bound to England in connection with tobacco trade.
Outside of the southern colonies they made their way by trading outside the
empire. And if they wanted to put this trade to a stop there would be a
rebellion. Then mercantilism, which was the idea of directing all trade through
England, was a restriction upon economic prosperity of New England colony.
The major reason for this all is that the colonies gave up to England. England
then taxed it colonies with many acts. Such as the Stamp Act passed in 1765
and led by prime Minster George Greenville, which affected every colonist. It
imposed a tax on all legal documents like newspapers and marriage licenses.
Other acts like Currency Act, which banned all paper currency, the Sugar Act
in efforts to try to reduce smuggling. In 1776 William Pitt took over he was a
popular in the colonies. He opposed things like the Stamp Act and thought
colonist had the same rights as English citizens. But after suddenly becoming
sick Charles Townsend took over and he was not concerned with the rights of
the colonist and he just wanted to strengthen the Parliament. And he then…


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