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Causes of the Revolutionary War


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What was it?
A law that said that foreign molasses, sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric, and printed calico would be taxed
Who issued it?
The British Parliament
Lumber and iron
What did it monitor the export of?
What was the purpose of it?
To make these items cheaper than they were in the French West Indies
It hurt them
How did this affect the British market?
How did they enforce it?
Lord Grenville had more navy soldiers come to the colonies
What was it reduced to?
From six pence to three pence
How did the colonists and merchants react to this act?
They were convinced that these laws would hurt the colonies economy
They continued to smuggle items from foreign countries to the colonies
What did the merchants and colonists do in response to this act?
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