[Answered] HIST405N-Week 2 Discussion 1: The American Revolution

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

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:


Good morning professor and class,

The stamp act was imposed by Great Britain, direct tax colonies, and tax on printed materials. I believe the Stamp Act was more significant in leading the colonies to declare independence. I believe this because of initial outrage in the colonies when the Stamp Act was first introduced. Colonists felt that they were not being treated equally, and that they should not be taxed. The Stamp Act was originally implemented to raise money for a British standing army in America. Figure 5.5 in our textbook states that anyone who used or purchased anything printed on paper had to buy a revenue stamp for it (Corbett, et. al., 2014). However, the tax idea did not go well with the American Colonists. …please click the purchase button to access the entire solution at $5