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American Revolution

  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    The French And Indian War of 1754, was a war fought between England And France over the Ohio River Valley. The War lasted 7 years Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden called it the 7 years war. The Ohio River Valley was the main source of trade coming in and out, and it also acted as a transportation route into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a written announcement to keep colonist from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains in order to keep conflicts from happening between the Indians and colonists. The colonists took this the wrong way since they weren't informed why the couldn't move west they thought the king wanted to keep a close eye on the colonists and be in control of them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act of 1764 was the first attempt to control the colonists' economic activity, by limiting how many sugar products the colonists buy and sell. After the French And Indian War, the king became in debt to other countries in Europe and had to tax the colonist in order to pay off war debts. The Sugar Act was the first tax on the colonist especially the merchants who imported foreign sugar from other countries. The merchants were required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first serious tax against the colonists in America and the English citizens in Britain. Both of them had been taxed at a rate that caused an ultimatum of a revolution against the king. The colonist and merchants had to pay for stamps to own any paper products magazines, newspapers, etc.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street execution when a group of drunken colonists came out of a bar one night in March and saw a group of Redcoats standing guard at the Tax House. The Redcoats were de trop in the city of Boston due to the fact that the Redcoats were merely there to maintain the colonists. When the drunken colonists saw the Redcoats they threw snowballs, rocks, and sticks. The Redcoats angered shot wildly into the multitude of colonists killing 5 men and injuring 8 others.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act occurred when the East India Company was struggling to get rid of the 18 million pounds of tea the company had. So, King George III shipped the tea to colonies in America and imposed that the colonies could only purchase tea from East India, not any other merchants. The merchants were fuming since the king forced the colonists to not buy their tea, but his taxed tea. Causing in many merchants not receiving as much income.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was in response to the Tea Act since the colonists hated the king's decision to stop all other tea suppliers and force colonists to buy his. So a group of colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians get on the king's tea ships in the middle of the night and dump 342 chests of tea in the Boston Harbor resulting in 18,000 dollars worth of the king's money thrown away.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were in retribution to the Boston Tea Party, so Boston Tea Party was the final straw for the king. The Intolerable Acts was a drastic alteration since it closed the Boston Harbor stopping all the trade and supplies. Another impact of the Intolerable Acts was the Quartering act of 1774, it forced the colonists to pay for the housing for soldiers. It also caused colonists to use their resources to build homes for soldiers.
  • Battles of Lexington And Concord

    Battles of Lexington And Concord
    The Battles of Lexington And Concord were the first-ever battles of the American Revolution therefore they were nicknamed the "The Shot Heard Round The World". Paul Revere an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution warned the colonists that the British were coming during his famous midnight ride to Lexington. The British troops trudged out of Boston to steal the colonists' supplies, gunpowder, and ammunition.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The Olive Branch Petition was written by John Dickinson and was signed by twelve delegates from North American colonies. It was a final attempt to prevent war and have peace with the king of England, but the king of England refused to read the letter so he threw the letter into an open fire. This angered colonists and kicked off the American Revolution