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Causes of the American Revolution

  • The Rights of British Colonies Asserted and Proved

    The Rights of British Colonies Asserted and Proved
    In the year 1764, James Otis published the rights of the british colonies asserted and proved. In the pamphlet, Otis argued about how government is ìfounded on the necessities of natureî and therefore, the larger american colonies could not revolve around england, the smaller country.
  • The Sentiments of a British American

    The Sentiments of a British American
    in the year of 1764, the oxenbridge teachers pamphlet, the settlements of a british american was published. Since James Otis was a friend of tacherís, Tacherís work contained many of of the same ideas at Otisí The rights of the british colonies asserted and proved.
  • Join or Die "Snake Appears"

    Join or Die "Snake Appears"
    on may, 9th of 1764, Benjamin Franklins newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, included something that made it more famous than it already was. This one little thing was a cartoon, political in nature, as we were most of americaís eary cartoons.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    In march of 1765, Parliament passed the stamp act, the stamp act required colonist to buy a stamp whenever they wanted to make a printed document.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    On june, 2, 1765 Parliament passed the quartering act, which was one of the intolerable acts, the quartering act required colonist to pay for and supply food, shelter, blankets, candles, transportation, and beer to the british troops.
  • British Troops Land in Boston

    British Troops Land in Boston
    in the year of 1768, british troops landed in boston, 4,000 in number. Lord Hillsborugh, who was, at the time, the secretary of the state for the colonies, had sent them to boston, The troops were present to restore order, though it can be said that they had quite the opposite affect.
  • Cuttler gaspee burned

    Cuttler gaspee burned
    June,10, 1772, the colonist were enraged about acts such as the sugar act, previously, tariffs and export taxes were not strictly enforced, and it was very easy to smuggle goods without paying due taxes.
  • British tea Act

    British tea Act
    In the year of 1773 Parliament passed the british tea act, The british tea act actually lowered the current act on the tea, but it allowed tea to be imported only from britain, only from the british East India company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On the day of December 16, 1773, Boston's Sons of Liberty, led by Sam Adams, dressed up as Mohawks and raided three ships in the Boston Harbor, the Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver, all containing East India Company tea. In only a few hours, 342 crates of tea had been opened and dumped into the bay. The radicals were extremely cautious, since identification would mean death for treason.

  • Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death

    Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death
    "[Will we fight] when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?" "but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
  • New England Restraining Act

    New England Restraining Act
    On the 30th day of March in the year 1775, the New England Restraining act, officially known as the New England Trade and Fisheries Act, was passed by Parliament. This was probably in response to recent boycotts, and the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    Parliament passed the Boston Port Act in the year 1774 as a punishment to the colonists. The Bostonians had refused to pay for the tea lost in the Boston Tea Party, so Parliament decided to make them pay. From the first day of June until the Bostonians had paid for the tea, no colonist or ship would be allowed into Boston's harbor.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Thomas Paine, a radical Philadelphian journalist, published Common Sense in 1776. The pamphlet was originally published anonymously. Common Sense suggested that America immediately became independent from England. It was the first written document that openly and directly suggested independence. The pamphlet also pointed out that America had more than enough natural resources to build a navy.