For example, when the colonists retaliated to the Tea Act by throwing the tea away into the harbor the British passed more laws called the Intolerable Acts. But, when the British passed the Townshend Acts the colonists decided to boycott British goods. Also, when the British passed the Quartering Act which forced the colonists to house soldiers the colonists taunted the soldiers and the effect of the taunting resulted in the Boston Massacre.
I think we are learning about the causes of the Revolutionary War because if we learn about the Revolutionary War but don't know what caused it we might get confused of why it even happened.
(P.S. For some reason creately didn't put all the words in the Causes of the Revolutionary War above. Boston Massacre, Townshend Acts, the Quartering Act, the Tea Act, the Stamp Act, the Currency Act, the Quebec Act)