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British Incompetence
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The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mishandling of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right"s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the British to a much greater magnitude than the colonists; all demonstrate British negligence and incompetence in terms of colonial management. These policies and distractions play a fundamental role in the development of the Revolutionary War. British interests regarding the colonies were self-centered. Through the employment of the mercantilist system the...

During these years of ineffective rule, the causes of the Revolutionary War emerged. The colonists' moves toward religious and commercial autonomy were overlooked while England dealt with the Seven Years War and other domestic political crises. The laws and policies enacted were self-serving, causing the colonists to vigorously resist and try to avoid British authority. The institution of oppressive policies such as the Intolerable Acts and the Stamp Act, detonated the American liberal temperament. All these factors highlighted the differences and miscalculations of the British, which paved the way for the Revolutionary War, the American struggle for emancipation.

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