Uniting for Independence. Causes of the American Revolution. Colonies on Their Own. For almost 150 years, the American colonies ruled themselves without interference from England. Kings and Queens of Great Britain. James I 1603 – 1625 (Jamestown 1607, Plymouth 1620)
Causes of the
For almost 150 years, the American colonies ruled themselves without interference from England.
They all left the colonies alone.
French and Indian War 1756-1763
England was left with huge debt.
George III became king in 1760.
Resulted in Parliament passing the Coercive Acts (the Intolerable Acts).
Called this in England
Called this in America
After a year of fighting, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a “resolution for independence.”
Turn to page 771 in textbook.