What reasons did the 13 colonies have to separate from Great Britain?   

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There were many reasons why the colonies wanted to separate from Great Britain. One reason revolved around the limiting of access to the new western lands gained from France as a result of the French and Indian War. The British were concerned the Native Americans would attack the colonists. Thus, they passed the Proclamation of 1763 that prevented the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. They also wanted the colonists to provide housing for soldiers to enforce this law. These laws weren’t popular with the colonists.

As the colonies became more expensive to operate, the British passed laws to require the colonists to pay for...

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