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Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution
Part 1: Causes
Complete the grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War.
|Pre-war event |Description |Contribution to the Revolutionary War |
|French and Indian War|Also known as the Seven Years’ War, this New World conflict marked another |The French and Indian War helped lead to the Revolutionary War in two ways. |
| |chapter in the long imperial struggle between Britain and France. When ...view middle of the document...
|the efforts for American independence with money and supplies, then gladly joined the war|
| | |after the battle of Saratoga gave them hope that the Americans might win the war. |
|Sugar Act |The Sugar Act placed a tax on molasses, sugar, and other products imported into |Any time a government does not enforce a law, people start ignoring it. In this case, the|
| |the American colonies from places outside the British Empire. A similar law, |colonists openly turned to smuggling, bringing in sugar and molasses secretly to avoid |
| |called the Molasses Act, had been passed in 1733, but the people had not obeyed |paying the tax. By not enforcing its laws, Britain allowed the colonists to get used to |
| |for two reasons, one was the taxes were too high and the other was the British |running their own affairs. |
| |government did not try hard to enforce the tax. |The British Parliament became determined to enforce the new sugar act of 1764. When the |
| | |British suddenly stiffened enforcement of the law, the colonists resented it. The British|
| | |used naval patrols and royal inspectors to search colonial warehouses and even private |
| | |residences, thus angering the colonists further. |
| | |The British even offered to share the taxes with any citizen who reported friends or |
| | |neighbors who were smuggling. If the person was found guilty, the police who arrested the|
| | |smuggler and the judge who found him guilty could also receive a large reward. The result|
| | |of this was difficulty for someone accused of smuggling to get a fair trial. Many |
| | |colonists became deeply angered by this unfair system. |
|Stamp Act |For years, the British government had taxed her citizens for all kinds of |Americans erupted in anger. Before the law could...