(Solution) HIST405 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 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


My two picks are: the Declaratory Act and the Stamp Act. The former legislation was enacted to allow the Parliament to exercise its will over the colonies and the colonists. It held that the Parliament had the right to impose taxation and also make decisions impacting the colonies without restrictions (Corbett et al., 2016). The act was formed in response to the colonists’ opposition of two taxes previously introduced: the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act. As a result of the power bestowed on it, the Parliament moved forward to enact the Townshend Act.

The Stamp Act was passed in 1765. It was necessitated by Britain’s growing debt. At the time, Britain had used up its resources in the Indian and French War (Parkinson, 2019). Moreover, it had to incur more expenditure when it sent troops to the western lands. Sugar was also not selling as a result of the Sugar Act. The King opted to impose taxation on the…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5