American Revolution: Events that led to the American Revolution

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    Events that influenced the American Revolution.

    These are some of the events that had the most influence towards the American Revolution
  • Navigation Acts 1651

    Navigation Acts 1651
    Accostumed to Salutary Neglect. Colonists were enraged by Navigation Acts. They were restricted to only trade British Ships and use British Ports. It also allowed British soldiers to search ships witout warrants.
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  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    With the end of the French and Indian War, British passed the Proclamation of 1763. Land west of the Appalation Mountains could not be settled. Would be Indian Territories Angried colonist becuase they needed land to vote.
  • Sugar Act 1764

    Sugar Act 1764
    On April 5 1764 British passed the Sugar Act. A tax on goods such as coffee, sugar, certain wines and more. Navy was also intruscted to be more active in customs. American boycott movements started to appear in protest to Sugar Act
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    British abolished American Currency and implimented their own based on the pound stereling. Colonist prostested argued that the sortage of capital would worsen their trade deficit with Britain
  • Quatering Act

    Quatering Act
    Americans would have to quarter British soldiers and officers.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Britain needed revenue to pay its debt and when the Stamp Act, A tax on paper goods such as documents and cards, was proposed it passaed fast. Protest Groups form in response. They protested taxation without representation.
  • Declaritory Act

    Declaritory Act
    Act that reminded Americans of the powers of Britain over the United States
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    More taxes on every day Items, paper, glass lead, tea, paint. Resulted with Bostonians creating a non-importation agreement that was quikly spread.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers kill 5 protesters as an order of fire was missunderstood. Event quickly transforms in one of the biggest tools of propaganda towards the war.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Gave Monopoly to East India Tea Company. Would sell tea a bargain prices making local merchants product not competitive. Ships with the cargo were turned back to Britain or left to rot. Would set the stage for the Boston Tea Prty event
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Punishment in response to Boston Tea Party. Closed Boston HArbor, Passed wits of assistance, restructured the Massachusetts goverment. represented a loss of livlihood.
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