Causes of the American Revolution

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    The Frech and Indian War

    The English and the French battled for colonial domination in North America, the Caribbean, and in India.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Prohibited settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Organized by Samual Adams, this helped spread propaganda and information through letters.
  • Sugar Act

    Act that put a three cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes of coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. It banned importation of rum and French wines.
  • Currency Act

    Parliament argued that colonial currency had caused a devaluation harmful to British trade. They banned American Assemblies from issuing paper bills or bills of credit.
  • Sons and Daughters of Liberty

    Colonists tried to fight back by imposing non-importation agreements.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    In 1765, 27 delegates from nine colonies met in NYC and drew up a statement of rights and grievances thereby bringing colonies together in opposition to Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

    Series of four acts passed by the British Parliament.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770.
  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston
  • The Intolerable Acts

    A series of British measures passed in 1774 and designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Battle of Lexington And Concord

    The first battle of the American Revolution