Abramson's Road to the American Revolution

  • French and Indian War (Part 1)

    French and Indian War (Part 1)
    From 1754 - 1763, the French and British fought to gain control over the 'Ohio River Valley', a great fur trading post and a good port. Ports were needed for ships, at the time ships were the only way of transporting large amounts of goods. The French were winning in the beginning, so the Indians sided with the French. However, the British had won by having a man named William Pitt to change strategy by sending 60% of the men to North America and 40% to England. They eventually took Quebec.
  • French and Indian War (Part 2)

    French and Indian War (Part 2)
    The French had lost a great deal of land, this ignited a burning revenge against the British , which will be very important to us in the near future. The British were still very much in debt however, they began taxing a lot more than before. This made the Colonists angry.
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  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is a document of peace for the French and the British.The British had control over the Ohio River Valley and had a lot more land to use for farms and settlements. This Treaty had ended the French and Indian War. The French had lost most of its land at the fall of Quebec. Even still the French wanted revenge.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac’s war is a war started from an Indian war chief by the name of Pontiac. The Indians wanted to keep the British men off of their land and by going to war kept them off. After the war, the Colonists still went beyond the mountains. The British didn’t need another war to go into debt with, so they made the Proclamation of 1763 to stop them from going over.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 is a document to forbid colonists to go past an imaginary line the goes along the Appalachian Mountains. It says that they are not allowed to go past the Appalachian Mountains for any reason at all. They had guards positioned up there, however didn’t quite enforce that law. The colonists still went past the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a revenue-raising act that puts a tax on a sugar that is used for many things of Molasses. The British had passed this law to get more money from the Colonists to pay off the war debt. The Colonists just simply ignored the Sugar Act by not paying it or boycotted it. This made it so that the British were losing money.
  • Stamp Act (Part 1)

    Stamp Act (Part 1)
    The Stamp Act is a law that forces a tax on a product, the colonists could not avoid paying this tax like the Sugar Act. They must pay a special revenue tax for the goods and services and documents such as, wills, newspapers, magazines, and legal documents. The only reason why the British passed this law was to force the colonists to help pay the War Debt, whether they wanted to or not.
  • Stamp Act (Part 2)

    Stamp Act (Part 2)
    The Colonists responded by boycotting, riots, physical violence such as, tarring and feathering patrols, throwing rocks at guards, or pouring hot tea into the guard’s mouths. Yes, the Colonists acted a lot more aggressive towards this act, not only that but a lot more Colonists responded instead of the select few with the Sugar Act. The Colonist’s biggest thing to do is the boycott. This made the British lose money by the fact that the goods were paid for, yet never bought.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act is a law that forces most citizens to house soldiers. It says for Colonists to house the soldiers. The purpose of this law was to hold back the Colonists with the guards watching them. It requires that all citizens house and pay for any needs of the soldiers, including, food, water, a bed, and sanitary needs. The Colonists eventually decided to refuse any soldiers into their house. The colonists either kick out or didn’t allow any soldiers to come into their house.
  • Stamp Act Congress (Part 1)

    Stamp Act Congress (Part 1)
    The Stamp Act Congress was held to try and see about better protests to stop these acts. James Otis Jr. was said to be the soul of the Congress. A man by the name of Josh Ash was the Speaker of Congress. 11 colonies were represented in this Congress. The Declaration of Rights was 14 statements. 6 of them were to lay down groundwork, proclaiming loyalty to the Crown. Another of one the 6 were saying that only Representatives could take care of taxes.
  • Stamp Act Congress (Part 2)

    Stamp Act Congress (Part 2)
    The 7th statement was basically saying that all colonists had the right to a trial by jury. The remaining of the statements was basically protesting against the Stamp Act.
  • TownShend Acts

    TownShend Acts
    The list of acts was named after a man who is named, Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. These acts were made to make the revenue tax go up to pay salaries to judges and governors. These laws would put new prices on paper, paint, lead, glass, alcohol, and tea that were imported into the colonies. The following acts cause the Colonists to become very uneasy starting with boycotting and violence.
  • The Boston Massacre (Part 1)

    The Boston Massacre (Part 1)
    After all the protesting against these British Taxations, the Boston Colony had to protest against the Quartering Act, the Stamp Act, The TownShend Acts, and the Sugar Act. The British thought they could just control the Colonists and tell them what to do. The Colonists couldn't own guns and they were told what to do with their property. Tensions grew between the Colonists and the Soldiers.
  • Boston Massacre (Part 2)

    Boston Massacre (Part 2)
    A mob of 11 people gathered around a British Sentry, verbally and physically harassing the British soldiers. Eventually, 8 other soldiers were brought into the Sentry and had fired into the crowd. They had killed 3 people instantly while wound 8. Later, 2 had died from injuries from the wounds. Death Toll was 5 and Injuries were 6. 8 soldiers, 1 officer, and 4 civilian were arrested for murder.
  • Boston Massacre (Part 3)

    Boston Massacre (Part 3)
    After being defended by the lawyer, John Adams, 6 soldiers were acquitted while 2 others were convicted of manslaughter. The 2 soldiers received a branding on their hand. I personally do not believe this was a "Massacre" more or less just a small riot. Only 5 people had died while 6 were wounded. A Massacre would be if half of the town had been killed.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act’s main objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the British East India Company in its London warehouses. The Tea Act was meant to help the British East India Company survive. A Monopoly is when a company has excessive control over a certain area of market.
  • Boston Tea Party (Part 1)

    Boston Tea Party (Part 1)
    The Boston Tea party is an event where a man by the name of, Samuel Adams, led three groups of fifty men dressed like Mohawk Indians to dump tea into the Boston Harbor. The fact that the colonists were still being taxed without representation was angering them. This was the cause of the riots, protests, and boycotts, it was only being taxed without representation. They broke 342 chests and the amount of tea dumped into the harbor would make 24,000,000 cups of tea.
  • Boston Tea Party (Part 2)

    Boston Tea Party (Part 2)
    Today, that would be worth $1,000,000. The group that did this that was led by Samuel Adams was named, Sons of Liberty in Boston. The British were very angry, they closed the Boston Port and didn’t allow any trade for Boston.
  • The Intolerable Acts (Part 1)

    The Intolerable Acts (Part 1)
    The Intolerable Acts were passed to strip Massachusetts of Self-Government and historic rights. The Coercive Acts was another name for these acts. 4 acts were passed from this, The Quartering Act, the Boston Port Act, The Massachusetts Government Act, and The Administration of Justice Act. The Quartering Act was an Act that made people house British Soldiers, The Boston Port Act shutdown the Boston Port.
  • The Intolerable Acts (Part 2)

    The Intolerable Acts (Part 2)
    The Massachusetts Government Act altered the Massachusetts government to bring it under British control, and the Administration of Justice Act allowed the governor to move trials of accused royal officials to another colony or even to Great Britain if he believed the official could not get a fair trial in Massachusetts.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was called for in response to the Intolerable Acts. 12 of the 13 colonies were represented at this meeting. 56 members were present at the meeting. They had considered the option of an economic boycott, and to send a petition to King George III to give the Colonists their Rights and Grievances. John Adams, Samuel Adams, and George Washington.
  • Lexington and Concord (Part 1)

    Lexington and Concord (Part 1)
    The British had sent about 700 soldier, under leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, and were given orders to destroy military supplied held by the Massachusetts militia.Just as the sun was rising, the firefight had begun. The militia had been outnumbered and had to retreat, as this gave the British the chance to go forward.A Minuteman is a citizen ready to fight at a moment's notice
  • Lexington and Concord (Part 2)

    As the British got to the North Bridge in Concord, 500 militiamen fought and killed 3 companies of the King's troops. The Soliders were outnumbered by minutemen.The British had beaten the now 1,700 men militia, only to start going for Boston. This had started the Siege of Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    They had a convention of delegates from the 12 of 13 colonies. This was about the Colonial War Effort and moving toward independence. Adopting the United States Declaration of Independence.It was a document to try and fortify an attempt to avoid a full-blown war between the 13 Colonies and Great Britain.A Document made to explain why the 13 Colonies had taken up arms in what had become the American Revolutionary War.This would be the first true Congress of the 13 Colonies with Independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 1)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 1)
    They were going to make their defense in Breed's Hill.They had later set up defense in an adjacent hill named Bunker Hill. A man of the name, William Prescott. A general of the name Israel Putnam. The British would begin with capturing a post named Dorchester Nech, fortifiying it, then march to Roxbury. The British had chosen this strategy in order to flank the colonists and take over Charlestown Heights. General Pigot's force was gathering just of Charlestown village.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 2)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 2)
    The forces began taking casualties from sniper fire. The General had ordered for incendiary shots into the village, the smoke would be turned away from the battle. Pigot's forces were slaughtered by the snipers. After seeing what had happend to Pigot's forces, General Howe had his men retreat to flank the snipers and colonists. The forces had lined up in columns. Grenadiers were deployed in the middle with light infantry in the front.The British were in disarray.
  • Bunker Hill (Part 3)

    Bunker Hill (Part 3)
    As their men were laying on the ground. The sounds of the battle were screams and moans. A third assault happend, concentraiting the redoubt, which was successdul. The Colonists again lit the British up with musket fire. The British had the advantage however, their troops got in with bayonets and began to flank them, only killing a few before being spotted and killed.After a while, the Colonists were forced to retreat and go back.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 4)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 4)
    Colonel Prescott had died in battle aftering parried a beyonet. The British had only won because the Colonists had run out of ammo after killing 2 waves of British Soldiers. A lot of British soldiers had been killed all to take a hill to get an advantage on Boston, as the hills had a good view of Boston. In my opinion, it was not totally worth, unless the had no other way of taking over Boston or getting this hill.