Allowed the British to search without warrants or probable cause
The American Revolution
The American colonists, especially Bostonians, showed their opposition to the British taxation and trade restrictions of the 1760s mainly by boycotting products from Great Britain.
The colonists felt restricted by laws/acts passed by the British government such as the Proclamation of 1763, the Navigation Laws, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts.
The colonists felt they didn’t enough of a voice in their own government.
The American Revolution begins with the battles at Lexington and Concord. At Lexington, the British win and the colonists flee. Next, at Concord, the colonists win, and the British are driven back to Boston.
Time and money to ship soldiers from England (home base is thousands of miles away)
Timeline of Events (in chronological order)
French and Indian War► passage of Stamp Act► Battle of Saratoga► Battle of Yorktown
Even though the American soldiers ran out of ammunition and were defeated by the British at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Americans showed the British that they would not be intimidated and could not be easily defeated.
Battle at Trenton, NJ – George Washington orders a surprise attack on the British/Hessians at Trenton. Hessians were still drunk from Christmas festivities – not good.
Saratoga (New York) – Turning point of war. British General Burgoyne is defeated. French decide to join with the Americans.
Yorktown, Virginia – War is won by the Americans as Cornwallis is defeated.
Share fishing rights with the British in the North Atlantic
America gains its independence
Loyalists will be treated fairly by the American government
The Declaration of Independence states that people have the right to alter or abolish a government if that government violates peoples’ natural rights. If these rights are not given, the people can rebel.