The American Revolution was a war against taxes.

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Some people say that the American Revolution was a war against taxes. In my opinion the accuracy of this statement is not high. Actually it is my belief that the American. Revolution was a war caused by taxes. It will become obvious in the impending analysis that the American Revolution was indeed causes by taxes. "For every action there is a reaction." This was said by the great scientist Sir Isaac Newton. It was his belief that anything in life that's has a cause will have an effect. This is clearly what happened during the Revolution. The taxiing of the American population by parliament led to the major factors that caused the revolution.

The first offensive taxes that were imposed on the colonist were set up by parliaments chancellor of Treasury; George Greenville. It was his belief that while the empire was suffering from war debt, the colonies should help pay the debt because of the aid they were provided with during the French and Indian war.

According to Greenville America had repay the British for the service they gave them; which freed them from French, Spanish and Dutch Privateers. To keep peace in the Empire, America had to pay its share. With that idea in mind, Greenville urged parliament to pass the "Sugar Act of 1764," "the Stamp Act of 1765". These taxations placed on the colonies were the beginning causes of why a rebellion among the colonists took place.

"The Sugar Act of 1764" was a reestablishment of "the Molasses Act of 1733" which was neglected by the colonists much like the Navigation laws. The main purpose of this act was to extract as much money as possible from the Americas. At this time several modifications were made to "the Molasses Act." For example, the tax...