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restriction of civil liberties 1776

The colonization of the American continent, took quiet a while to realize for the inhabitants that they could or were better off without the British monarchy. The colonists didn’t realize that immediately, it took them lots of years of British oppression to cause the colonists to rebel. The primary reasons that promoted Americans to rebel in 1776 were economic restrictions and the parliamentary taxation. Also there were other contributing factors which were the restrictions of civil liberties and British military measures.
The main factor that caused the colonists to rebel was the economic restrictions. The famous one was the Navigation Laws, this began in 1650, and this law meant that colonies could not trade with other countries. Also this kept the money within the Empire, and none of the banks existed in any of the colonies. Another economic restriction was the mercantilism. Mercantilism is one of the reasons that the colonies are there to benefit the mother country....

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