American Revolution factors

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Restriction of civil liberties, parliamentary taxation, British military measures, and legacy and colonial religious ideas were the four main factors culminating in the American Revolution. Each factor contributed more or less than the others towards the rebellion of the colonists.

Parliamentary taxation, which Britain used through the many different "Acts , was the main factor prompting the Americans to rebel in 1776. In August of 1764 Boston merchants united in a protest against the Sugar Act with an organized boycott on imported English luxury goods. The idea of non-importation quickly spread. The mechanics of Boston joined the protest by refusing to purchase their leatherwork clothes from any source except the manufacturers in Massachusetts, and by September the mechanics in New York join the boycott as well. On May 29th, 1769 the 29 year old Patrick Henry presented 7 resolutio

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