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American Revolution causes

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  1. 1. • Benjamin Wilson's satirical commentary on the Stamp Act, from 1766, shows a funeral. In the coffin are the remains of the Act. Mourners include Lord Grenville (who is carrying the coffin) and other Parliamentary sponsors of the Act. The print also shows the cargoes, destined for America, which were unsent because of the colonists' embargo of British goods. The ships in the background, ready now to carry the cargoes to the American colonies, are named after the Parliamentary figures who led the campaign for repeal.