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What were the primary causes of the American Revolution ? 

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There were several causes of the American Revolution. One cause was the restrictions the British placed on the colonists. The Proclamation of 1763 prevented the colonists from moving to the lands the British gained from France as a result of the French and Indian War. Some colonists refused to obey this law. Then the British, with the passage of the Quartering Act, required the colonists to provide housing for the soldiers who were enforcing this unpopular law. The colonists were not happy with these laws.

Another cause was taxes. The colonists felt the taxes created by the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts were illegal....

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