What were the reasons for the revolution?
What were the major causes of the American Revolution? The American Revolution was principally caused by colonial opposition to British attempts to impose greater control over the colonies and to make them repay the crown for its defense of them during the French and Indian War (175463).
Why would the colonists want to protest?
Many colonists felt that they should not pay these taxes, because they were passed in England by Parliament, not by their own colonial governments. They protested, saying that these taxes violated their rights as British citizens. The colonists started to resist by boycotting, or not buying, British goods.
What are some questions about the American Revolution?
Were the colonists justified in resisting British policies after the French and Indian War (1754? Were the origins of the American Revolution primarily economic or ideological? Were the colonists’ responses to the Stamp Act (1765) justified? How did the Stamp Act Congress pave the road for American independence?
How many American colonies were part of the revolution?
What effect did the American Revolution have on other parts of the world?
Impact of Revolution on Other Nations. The American Revolution had a profound effect on the European psyche. It demonstrated that the ideas of Enlightenment were not mere utterances, and that it was possible to overthrow an oppressive government. “Be encouraged, all ye friends of freedom, and writers in its defense!