The three main causes of the American Revolution were the Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Intolerable Acts. The Townshend Acts made the colonists angry. The colonists started to boycott many British items. The Boston Massacre killed 5 people. As a result of the Boston Massacre, all but one tax went away, the tax on tea. The Intolerable Acts was a set of rules that followed up after the Boston Tea Party. The Townshend Acts were created to stop the smugglers from smuggling imported items. The Townshend Acts that placed taxes onglass, lead, paint, and tea. To enforce the taxes, the Parliament used the Writs of Assistance. They could go into anyone's house and look for stolen goods. The colonists were furious because they lacked representation in the Parliament. They ended up boycotting British goods until the Parliament repealed the acts. The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770. It all started when a group of angry colonists decided to throw ice, snowballs, and sticks at a group of British soldiers. The soldiers fought back and killed 5 colonists. John Adams and Josiah Quincy agreed to defend the soldiers and 2 were found guilty. The Boston Massacre resulted in getting rid of every tax except the tax on tea. The Intolerable Acts were created after the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Port was closed due to the Boston Tea Party. The Sons of Liberty threw 342 chests to tea into the ocean and that was known as the Boston Tea Party. The Intolerable Acts and the closing of the Boston Port were made to punish Massachusetts. The Intolerable Acts have 5 types of laws, the Impartial Administration of Justice Act, the Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act, the Boston Port Act, the Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act.
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