The Events that led to the American Revolution - Takes into account all events, thoughts, and ideas that led to the American Revolution

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During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events resulted in

Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions of rights of the

colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament

becomes more and more intolerable. During the Seven Years' War England was

not only alarmed by the colonists' insistence on trading with the enemy,

but also with Boston merchants hiring James Otis inorder to protest the

legality of the writs of assistance (general search warrants) used to hunt

out smuggled goods. "let the parliament lay what burthens they please on us,

we must, it is our duty to submit and patiently bear them, till they will

be pleased to relieve us....". This is a very strong dictum, that in 1764,

the colonists were of a submissive nature, and were weakly pleading for

self-autonomy. This small fire of anger will become a huge conflagration as

the rights are slowly rescinded.

On October 19, 1765 the Stamp Act Congress and Parliamentary Taxation

committee's passed some laws that attempted to strengthen the grip of the

English crown. "I.That his Majesty's subjects in these colonies, owe the

same allegiance to the Crown of Great Britain that is owing from his

subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to that august

body, the Parliament of Great Britain." This statement can be used as a

summation of the entire document that the Stamp Act Congress had initiated.

The statement depicts the colonists has having to be submissive and servile

in the view of Great Britain, this policy angered the colonists very much,

and was another component of the transition of the colonists' rights and


When the Declatory Act was passed in March of 1766, many colonies were

attempting to claim that they were "seceding" from England. "Whereas

several of the...