The causes of the American Revolution

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  • 1,764 BCE

    The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The British Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764 in order to help pay for their debt from the French and Indian War as well as to pay for the troops guarding the Proclamation Line of 1763. It forced the colonists to pay a 3 cent tax on goods like sugar, coffee, indigo and certain kinds of alcohol. The colonists were not happy with this law because they had no say in parliament. The slogan “No Taxation without Representation” became popular in the colonies.
  • 1,754 BCE

    The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was apart of a larger global conflict called the Seven Years War. The French and British had the most territorial disputes within North America during this war. Both countries wanted access to the profitable fur trade business and the cheap fertile land west of the Appalachian Mountains. Although the British lost majority of the initial battles they ultimately won the war.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 165 in order to support the British soldiers protecting the Proclamation Line. The Stamp Act required that a stamp purchased by the British government had to be placed on all important documents like court papers, newspapers and even playing cards. The colonists were mad because they were paying for troops that were keeping them out of the land they had just fought for in the French and Indian War and they still had no representation in Parliament.
  • Sons of liberty

    Sons of liberty
    A well-organized political organization shrouded in secrecy that was established to undermine British rule in colonial America. This group spang up in port cities like Boston and NYC. Group member were men from all walks of life, and they were known to be hot headed and violent.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts taxed imported items such as paper, glass, paint and tea. The English Parliament passed this act to cover costs of the French and Indian War, as well as to show that they still had power over the colonies. The colonists were outraged with this act so they held public demonstrations, boycotted products and smuggled in goods. Parliament eventually decided to repeal this act because of colonial protests.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    On March 5 1770 there was a violent confrontation between the British soldiers and the colonists in Boston and colonists.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was the final straw in a series of unpopular policies and taxes imposed by Britain on her American colonies. The policy ignited a “powder keg” of opposition and resentment among American colonists and was the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea party

    The Boston Tea party
    a raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor (December 16, 1773) in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea and against the monopoly granted the East India Company. Origin of Boston Tea Party.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    These were a series of laws passed by the British Parlimament in Boston after the Boston Tea Party
  • The first continental congress

    The first continental congress
    This was a meeting of 12 of 13 of the colonies who met at Carpenters hall in Philudalphia early in the American Revolution.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    When the British troops were sent to search for colonial weapons This army defeats 700 British soldiers and the surprise victory busted their confidence for the war ahead.