Causes of American Revolution

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    French and Indian War

    At the start of the war, Britain suffered heavy losses at the hands of France and the Native Americans. After changing leaders, Britain turned the tide of the war and gained the support of the Iroquois. Britain won the War after the battle of Quebec and the Treaty of Paris was signed.
  • Stamp Act

    This act put a tax on documents and printed items. A stamp would be placed on the items ro prove that the tax had been paid.
  • Townshend Acts

    These acts, named after leading government minister Charles Townshend, taxed goods that were imported into the colony from
  • Boston Massacre

    A mob gathered by the Boston Customs House and harrassed British soldiers. the soldiers shot and killed five colonists
  • Tea Act

    Implemented in an attempt to save a nearly bankrupt British East India Company. This act let the company to cut out the colonial merchants of the trade to make more money.
  • Boston Tea Party

    A group of Boston rebels dressed as Native Americans dumped 18,000 pounds of the East India Company's tea into the waters of Boston harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    A series of acts that the Parliament issued that the colonists deemed as "intolerable." One of these acts closed down Boston harbor, Another allowed British soldiers to house in vacant private homes.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    56 delegates met in Philedelphia and made a declaration of colonial rights.
  • Lexington and Concord

    700 British troops were headed for Concord to seize ammunition and guns hidden there. Along the way, colonial minutemen stopped the troops in Lexington. Shots were fired and that marked the first battle of the Revolution.
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    Much argument occured between delagates with different loyalties. However the Congress agreed to recongize the colonial militia as the Continental Army and appointed George Washington as the commander.
  • Publishing of Common Sense