Causes of the American Revolution

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    French and Indian War

    The Native Americans only fought in the war because they didn’t want to lose their land to the British and they had good relations with the French, wanting to help the French in the war.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a so called group made to gather the British Colonies under one government.
  • Wrists of Assistance

    Wrists of Assistance
    The reason it was written was because it was a general search warrant, allowing customs officals to enter any ship or building that was suspected to hold smuggled goods.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty, a well-organized Patriot paramilitary political organization shrouded in secrecy, was established to undermine British rule in colonial America and was influential in organizing and carrying out the Boston Tea Party.
  • Pontianc's War

    Pontianc's War
    Ottawa leader pontiac was offended by the policies of British General Jeffrey Amherst, leading to the war.
  • Proclaimation

    Forbid the expansion of British colonies.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was both written and passed/put into effect in 1764.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This means that under law that colonists must give English soldiers whatever they wanted whether this be food, candles, drink, etc.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was the first offical act posing that the American colonies will not pay their taxes to local legislators, but directrly to England.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The colonies faced a chronic shortage of hard money.
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    Policy of Non-Importation

    Was the reaction to the Stamp Act.
  • Daughters of Liberty

    Daughters of Liberty
    The Daughters of Liberty supported the boycott of tea and cloth produced in England. They urged American colonists to support American businesses and to produce their own products.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was passed in 1767.
  • Boycott

    Boycotting started in 1767. Boycotting was invented to refuse to buy or use certain items because of their high taxes.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The only reason that the Boston Massacre happened was because there was a group of colonists harassing some British soliders and the soliders got fed up so the shot point blank on anyone.
  • Commities of Correspondance

    Commities of Correspondance
    The Committees of Correspondence were formed throughout the colonies as a means of coordinating action against Great Britain.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was passed souly to reduce the massive surplus of tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists dressed up as indians and dumped hundreds of pounds into the harbor to prove their disproval of high tea taxes.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act of 1774 was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    It was a punishment for the people of Boston after the Boston Tea party. The people had to get food and water by land which took a lot longer than by sea.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    This was also a part of what made the the colonies act as one body. All the colonies except Georgia had sent representatives to the congress by September later that year.
  • Petition

    The olive branch petition was created to avoid a war between the colonies and England.
  • Restraining Act

    Restraining Act
    Hoping to keep the New England colonies dependent on the British, King George III formally endorses the New England Restraining Act in 1775.
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    Common Scense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    When British Patrols came for the patriots weapons on the 19th the people fought back.
  • Second Continenal Congress

    Second Continenal Congress
    The Congress became the effective national government of the country, and, as such, conducted diplomacy on behalf of the new United States.
  • Contential Army

    Contential Army
    Formed after the outbreak of the Revolutionary war by the colonies and fuel by them. George Washington was chief commander of it the whole time.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The colonists were winning the battle, but then ran out of ammunition, thus, being slaughtered.
  • New England Restraining Act

    New England Restraining Act
    This was put into place by king George the 3rd to promise that if the colonists paid for the salaries of officials they would not be taxed.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    It was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    To keep the land and colonists safe, they started to fight and the battle started.
  • Declarition of Indeperdence

    Declarition of Indeperdence
    The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence--written largely by Jefferson--in Philadelphia on July 4, a date now celebrated as the birth of American independence.