(Answered) HIST405N Week 2 Discussion 1: The American Revolution


HIST405N United States History

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the leading causes of the American Revolution.

  • The Proclamation Act of 1763
  • The Navigation Acts
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Declaratory Act
  • The Townsend Act
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Coercive Acts

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Analyze the cause and effect of two acts passed by the British Parliament on British North America. Which of your two selections do you consider the most significant and why?
  • Examine and explain the significance of the Declaration of Independence to the development of the American Revolution.

Follow-Up Posts
Compare your selections and analysis of those selections with those of your peers. If they chose different acts, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same acts, build on their posts by providing additional information about the acts that you have not already noted in your own post.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


For this week, I chose to analyze the Stamp Act and The Declaratory Act. In 1764, The Stamp Act was introduced. With the new act, it caused anyone that bought paper or something printed on paper to also buy a revenue stamp with it. The Stamp Act caused constitutional issues and started the fire in the first true protest against the British imperial policy. Before the Stamp Act, colonists had to pay taxes to their government or if indirect, with higher prices. The Stamp Act raised concerns due to it being a direct tax.……please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5