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Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the leading causes of the American Revolution.
- The Proclamation Act of 1763
- The Navigation Acts
- The Stamp Act
- The Declaratory Act
- The Townsend Act
- The Boston Massacre
- The Coercive Acts
Then, address the following for your selections:
- Analyze the cause and effect of two acts passed by the British Parliament on British North America. Which of your two selections do you consider the most significant and why?
- Examine and explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence to the development of the American Revolution.
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
- Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
Hello Professor and Class,
I chose The Townshend Act and The Boston Massacre.
The Townsend Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, imposed taxes on various items imported to the colonies, including paper, glass, and tea. The colonists, who had no representation in Parliament and saw the taxes as unjust, began to resist the taxes and boycott British goods. This caused tension between the colonists and the British government and contributed to the growing sense of rebellion in the colonies. Merchants whose profits were negatively impacted by the boycott exerted significant pressure on Parliament to ease its restrictions on the colonies and put an end to the non-importation movement (Corbett et al, 2021).
The Boston Massacre, which occurred in…….. [PURCHASE TO VIEW FULL SOLUTION]