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Causes of the Revolutionary War A. A tax placed on all legal documents, newspapers, almanacs, and playing cards B. Laws used to control colonial trade.

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2 Causes of the Revolutionary War

3 A. A tax placed on all legal documents, newspapers, almanacs, and playing cards B. Laws used to control colonial trade to make mercantilism work for England C. A law that prohibited all colonial settlers from moving west of the Appalachian Mts. D. A tax on all foreign sugar and molasses. 1. Navigation Acts 2. Proclamation of Sugar Act 4. Stamp Act

4 Causes of the Revolutionary War A. A tax placed on all imports such as lead, paper, tea, paint, and glass B. Allowed the British to tax the colonies directly C. British troops fired on and killed 5 colonial protestors D. Blank search warrants allowing British soldiers to search colonial homes 5. Declaratory Act 6. Townshend Act 7. Writs of Assistance 8. Boston Massacre

5 Causes of the Revolutionary War A. Punished the colonies for the Boston Tea Party. Closed Boston B. Gave the Ohio Valley to the French Canadians C. A law that made colonists house and feed British soldiers D. A tax making British East India Tea less expensive than Colonial tea. 9. Tea Act 10. Intolerable Acts 11. Quebec Act 12. Quartering Act

6 Causes of the Revolutionary War A. Olive Branch Petition sent to King George III. George Washington commander of Army. B. Rides with William Dawes and Samuel Prescott to warn that The British are coming C. Paul Revere sends the Suffolk Resolves. Colonies train Militia. D. British stopped from capturing Sam Adams and John Hancock. The shot heard round the world 1. First Continental Congress 2. Lexington and Concord 3. Paul Revere 4. Second Continental Congress

7 Causes of the Revolutionary War Recite the Minuteman Slogan and name the acts each letter represents: N P S S D T W B T I Q

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