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Assignment 5~ Causes of the American Revolution (Katey & Vanessa)

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  • 1. American Revolution
    Katey Snihur & Vanessa Averill
    MajorCauses of the
  • 2. Our Top Five ~#1
    Their rights were denied as colonists of Great Britain
    This is the most significant because this was “The straw that broke the camels back” in a sense. The people had put up with so much crap from their British “brothers” and they had, had it. They revolted primarily because of this reason.
    Sites~
    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Revolutionary_War
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_(American)
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    Katey Snihur and Vanessa Averill
    George Washington ~ First President of the United States of America (April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797)
  • 3. Our Top Five ~#2
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    There wasn’t fair treatment to the colonies
    This is in the second most important topic because, as any good parent would know, treating people, of all ages, unequally and unfairly will often, if not always, result in a conflict or rebellion of some kind. This is what happened here.
    Sites~
    http://www.answers.com/topic/thirteen-colonies
    http://www.answers.com/topic/american-revolutionary-war-1
    John Adams ~ Second President of the United States of America (March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801)
  • 4. Our Top Five ~#3
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    The colonists didn’t agree with the laws of Britain and so wished to go by their own laws
    This is important because they wanted independence from the King, and his laws. They felt that they deserved their own government system where THEIR voices would be heard and THEIR opinions valued and considered. This is not the most important reason because they had always wanted this, in fact, New France to the north wanted this as well, this wasn’t the turning point it was simply a strong weighing factor to why they finally decided to go to war with their mother country.
    Sites~
    http://www.wikiwak.com/wak/American_Revolution
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution
    Thomas Jefferson ~ Third President of the United States of America (March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809)
  • 5. Our Top Five ~#4
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    James Madison ~ Fourth President of the United States of America (March 4, 1809 to March 4, 1817)
    There was taxation without representation
    This is definitely a major factor to the American Revolution because the people were being taxed more and more heavily and they weren’t entirely sure about what for. Naturally people like to know where and why their hard earned “money” (in the form of produce, live stalk, etc.) is going. When the taxes got steadily heavier the people demanded to know what was going on back home. When they were denied that knowledge, they began to consider a revolution. This isn’t the most important because they didn’t actually decide to revolt because of this, this just brought the idea to the table.
    Sites~
    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Revolutionary_War
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre
  • 6. Our Top Five ~#5
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    The colonies' wealth was suffering because of the various trading regulations
    Finally, this is important because if a nation has little wealth then they aren’t happy people, a wealthy nation is a happy nation. Because they were unhappy they were more willing to come to the agreement of a rebellion. It’s not the most important because it only effected their feelings for the British empire, it didn’t make them actually rebel.
    Sites~
    http://americanhistory.about.com/od/revolutionarywar/a/boston_massacre.htm
    http://www.americanrevolutionarywar.info/
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_5_reasons_for_American_revolution
    James Monroe ~ Fifth President of the United States of America (March 4. 1817 to March 4, 1825)

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