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The American Revolution


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The American Revolution

  1. 1. The American Revolution<br />By Meredith Butler<br />
  2. 2. Causes of the Revolution<br />The French and Indian War<br />Increased taxation<br />“ No taxation without representation!”<br />
  3. 3. French and Indian War<br />Between England and France for control of North America<br />Both countries sought allies in rivaling Native American tribes<br />Cost England a lot of money with lead to increased taxes on American settlers<br />
  4. 4. Unfair Acts imposed on Colonists<br />1764 Currency Act: kept colonists from printing their own money<br />1765 Stamp Act: A tax on printed materials. The first joint colonial response against a British measure<br />1765 Quartering Act: Forced colonists to provide lodging and provisions for British soldiers<br />