Causes of the American Revolution

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  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War which began in 1756 after England and France were disputing over the Ohio River territories and to whom the allegiances of the Natives belonged to. The Natives sided with the British, while in the French defeated the British at Fort Duquesne.Later the British will capture the fort and obtain control of French territories. The war conclude with the Treaty of Paris
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act was passed by the British Parliament which required the American colonies to pay taxes on everything to ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The act was passed in order to help pay the costs of the French and Indian War where England doubled its debt.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were series of acts in which the British were trying to collect revenue from the colonists in America by putting taxes on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The acts were unpopular in the colonies. The colonists acted by boycotting British goods. The acts would later be repealed except for the taxes on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a result of colonists taughting British soldiers by thowing rocks at them. Later Captain Thomas Preston ordered more troops but they were also belittled and the British fired into the crowd killing three and wounding 8 others, later 2 more would die. This sparked outraged in Boston, demanding the removal of the British and for trial on Captain Preston.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act angered many merchants who feared of being replaced and bankrupted. The colonists responded by boycotting the tea and dumping the tea into the harbor by dressing up like mohawk indians. The colonists also resisted by making plans of preventing the tea to land.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    THe Boston Tea Party ocured in Boston Harbor, when American Patriots dressed up as Indians and dumped 18,000 pounds of tea into the harbor in responce to Britian's tea act which placed taxes on tea. This act passed to try to help the finacially weakened East India Company, it allowed the company to undersell smugglers in the colonies. Britain reacted by closing Boston Harbor and George III assigned a commission to find the perpetrators.
  • 1st and 2nd Continental Congress

    1st and 2nd Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress had 2 results. First, a petition was issued to King George,III of England called the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances". It set forth the complaints the Colonists had with their treatment by the mother country. The second congress the men in Philadelphia were now wanted for treason. They also signed the Declaration of Indepedence in 1776.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws enacted in 1774 by the British in response to the Boston Tea Party. Intended to disencourage and squash the rebellion. It also passed the highly unpopular Quartering Acts which allowed any British soldier to take refuge in any home without consent or penalty. This backfired on the British spurring the rebels even more.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord, began with Geberal Gage's plan to seize the armory, but the Colonist found out, and Paul Revere and other riders warned of the oncoming British. Word spread and local militia comprised of minutemen intercepted the British at Lexington, although the americans lost seven, at Concord the militias stopped the British advance. As the British retreated to Boston the militia was picking off red coats, costong the British 125 casualties.
  • Publishing of the Common Sense

    Publishing of the Common Sense
    It impacted the colonists by helping them choose to go to war or not to go to war. The pamphlet 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine provided reasons why the colonists should approve and get behind the war for independence. The pamphlet was written almost a full year after the colonies were battling the British. It just stated that the colonist should be able to rule themselves.