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DBQ 3: Causes of the Revolutionary War

The American colonist were unquestionably right in waging war and breaking away from their mother country Britain. The conflicts that occurred between the two justified that Britain's intentions and interests were self-centered and were meant to be much more beneficial to the English. Parliament was imposing laws that levied duties not for the regulation of trade, but for the single purpose of raising profits. The colonists no longer wanted to be under Britain's mercantilist system, and in this effort to gain independence they declared war. The French and Indian War was the beginning cause of the Revolutionary War. The English supported the colonies during this war by giving up troops and money, as any ally country would do when another is in need. Yet Britain felt that they needed to be compensated for what they had given up. This is the beginning of Britain's deem for repayment. According to John Dickinson parliament does have the right to regulate trade of all the colonies. Although he does object to the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts two of many that parliament will soon bestow on the colonists. These acts were put upon the colonist in the best interests of Great Britain. They were not issued for the regulation of trade but only for receiving and making money for themselves. One of the last things that contributed to the Revolutionary War was the Boston Massacre. Many people believe that this is were the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. The events that occurred on March 5th, helped to change the minds of many colonists about the British. On that day five colonists were killed and one wounded by British soldiers. Paul Reveres helped to educate the colonist about h the British’s murderous actions and anti-American behavior. This gave the colonists all the more reason to unite and rise up against them. With all the laws and taxes placed by Parliament only to raise revenues and control the coloni...

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