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American Revolution

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  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America. The colonists protested, shouting "No Taxation without Representation". These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies. Like previous taxes, the stamp tax had to be paid in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money.
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    American Revolution

    Robert Lahaie
    US history
    10th grade
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee Affair
    The Gaspee Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. The Gaspee a British costoms ship ran aground in shallow water on June 9, 1772, near what is now known as Gaspee Point in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, while chasing a nother boat. A group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown attacked, boarded and looted the ship and then lit it on fire.
  • Committees of Correspondence Established

    Committees of Correspondence Established
    The Committees of Correspondence Established were committees of correspondence were bodies organized by the local governments of the Thirteen Colonies, during the American Revolution for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colony.
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  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. The men were dressed as Mohawk Indians. They boarded three British ships, the Beaver, the Eleanor and the Dartmouth, and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    In 1774, the colonies held the First Continental Congress.
    Representatives from each colony, except Georgia, met in Philadelphia.The representatives gathered to discuss their response to the British "Intolerable Acts".They met to discuss how to maintain their rights with the British government.The congress had three objectives:to compose a statement of colonial rights, to identify British parliament violation of those rights,and to make a plan that would convince Britain to restore those rights.
  • Paul Revere"s Ride

    Paul Revere"s Ride
    The poem describes the night of April 18,1775,the famous ride of Paul Revere.It starts in Boston,where Paul and a friend are thinking the British soldiers are leaveing Boston that night,but aren't sure whether they will go by land or seaThe men agree on a code:Paul's friend will signal him by hanging 1 lantern on the church if they march on land,2 lanterns if they come by sea.Paul's buddy looks and saw the boats coming and put up 2 laterns.Paul rode to worn everyone that the British are coming.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord, just outside of Boston. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the key leaders of the patriot movement.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was a 2 day battle between British forces under the command of General William Howe and American forces under Colonel William Prescott.The Americans had occupied Breed's Hill in Charlestown on June 16,1775.The next day,The British attacked.They took the hill but suffered heavy losses.The Americans fired until they were out of ammunition,then retreated.To conserve ammunition,Prescott told his men,"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"(was not on bunker hill)
  • Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition

    Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition
    Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition was King George III's response to the American colonists' rebellion at Bunker Hill. It stated that the colonies were now considered to be in complete rebellion, and called on loyal and responsible colonists and others to "withstand and suppress" the revolt.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a public act by which the Second Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, declared the Colonies to be free and independent of England. Thomas Jefferson, was the principal author of the Declaration of Indepencence.