Causes of the American Revolution Cause and Effect Essay by cee-cee

This paper examines the causes of the American Revolution focusing on the related economic, social and political issues.
# 110228 | 2,060 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the American War for Independence and they began on April 19, 1775.  The first shot fired was described by Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his "Concord Hymn” as the ‘shot heard around the world’.  The phrase is appropriate because, with the start of the American Revolution, and ultimately the creation of the United States of America, the future of the world changed so drastically that the effects were practically heard around the world.  It is in honor of this important date in history, that paper #110228, “Causes of the American Revolution”, was chosen as this week’s paper of the week on AcaDemon.  “Causes of the American Revolution” presents an extensive analysis of the economic, social, and political issues that led to the American Revolution.  This is an organized, well-written, and insightful paper that is fully referenced and supported with well-researched quotations.


In this article, the writer discusses the causes of the American Revolution. The examination concentrates on the economic, social and political issues that led to the American Revolution. The writer maintains that the English government sought to control the economy of the colonies even when it became obvious that the colonists had the capacity to control their own economy. To guarantee economic control over the colonies the currency act and the stamp act were implemented. The writer concludes that both of these acts were met with opposition and became the catalysts for the American Revolution.

Causes of the American Revolution
Social and Political reasons for the American Revolution

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Becker, Carl Lotus Schlesinger, Arthur M. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI. 1960.
  • Declaration of Independence. On-line Available from:
  • Miller, John C. Origins of the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1943.
  • Priest, Claire. "Currency Policies and Legal Development in Colonial New England." Yale Law Journal 110, no. 8 (2001): 1303.
  • Volo, Dorothy Denneen, and James M.Volo. Daily Life during the American Revolution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

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