What are some reasons why the colonies should be independent?

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There are several reasons why the colonies believed they should be independent of the rule of Great Britain. One reason was the colonists believed the British were trying to restrict their freedom. After the French and Indian War ended, the British Parliament passed the Proclamation of 1763. This law prevented the colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains to the land Great Britain gained from France as a result of the French and Indian War. The colonists were upset because they wanted to move to this area. When the British passed the Quartering Act, which required the colonists to provide housing for British troops to enforce this unpopular law, the colonists became more upset.

The colonists also believed the British were violating their rights by...

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