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Causes of the American Revolution: Period 3

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    (1754-1763)
  • French and Indian war

    lasses. when the French expanded onto the Ohio River valley and repeatedly came in contact with the English settlements, especially in Virginia(1750’s). During 1754 and 1755 the French defeated young George Washington, Gen. Edward Braddock, and Baddrock’s successors. The French gained help and support from the Indians. In 1756, the British formally declared war (now beginning the 7 years war), but their new commander, Lord Loudoun faced no success with the French and their Indian allies. The Br
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The British leader William Pitt found the key to building a vast British empire, so he raised troops from the colonies and in July 1758 the British won their first great victory at Louisbourg, later they made a fort at river entrance. At peace conference in 1763, they gave french their west Indian sugar settlements, and then gave Louisiana to Spain.

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  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 happened October 7th, 1763.
    In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the British made a proclamation, mainly intended to regain the trust of the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. In all of the years since the proclamation, it has become one of the cornerstones of Native American law in the United States and Canada. The proclamation closed down colonial expansion westward and it was the first measure to affect all of the thirteen
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    colonies. The proclamation removed several ominous barriers and opened up a host of new opportunities for the colonists and established four new colonies. It was also made in court at St James.
    In general, the Proclamation of 1763 was the initial and most visible sign that England was starting to take an interest in the United States again.This went in contradiction to several decades of relative independence that were enjoyed by the colonies. The distance from Great Britain, the long time it
  • The Proclamation of 1763 (Natasha and Nathan)

    The Proclamation of 1763 (Natasha and Nathan)
    took to cross the Atlantic, as well as the original charters for the colonies had granted them some independence in handling their own matters.
  • The Stamp Act (Lefonte & Cameron)

    The Stamp Act (Lefonte & Cameron)
    The new tax was imposed on all colonists and required them to pay on every piece of printed paper they used. Examples are: newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and every playing card was taxed. What made it offensive to the colonists was not the cost of the tax, but the sort of standard it set. No one thought that anything could be done about it until the House of Burgesses used Patrick Henry’s stamp act resolves. Such resolves stated that Americans have the same rights as the English.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    In 1965 nine men started off as a group that they called the Royal Nine, which was started by Samuel Adams. They then expanded because other men saw these men going against the government and wanted to join, but all meetings were in secret. This was when they got the name the Sons of Liberty as they were a group that firmly believed in freedom. The Sons of Liberty existed in every colony. The Stamp Act was what sparked Samuel Adams to create this group because the colonists did not agree with th
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    sons of liberty 2
    e taxations. The Sons of Liberty went against the Townshed Acts as well as Tea Tax as well as all other forms of taxation without representation. A few of the members included were Patrick Henry, John Hancock, Paul Revere, James Otis, and Dr. Joseph Warren. The impact it had on the American Revolution was that it encouraged and supported people to go against their government.
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  • Townshend Act (Bryce,Spencer,Anthony)

    Townshend Act (Bryce,Spencer,Anthony)
    The townshend Acts started in 1767 and they ended in 1767 as well.The Townshend act consisted of five laws. The revenue act of 1767, The indemnity act, The commissioners of customs act, The vice admiralty court act, And the New York restraining act. The townshend act granted duties to the british colonies and plantations in America. The townshend act was invented by charles Townshend. The act was designed to collect revenue from the colonist by making glass imports.
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    townshend act Part 2
    Thomas whitley said that tax will come in some sort of duty that will be totally enforced. The act create a new customs creation and punishes New York. The Townshend act helped start the american revolution because it made the people pay taxes and they did not agree with the act.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    In Great Britain a main moneymaker was the British East Indian Company. The tea act was an attempt by the british to regain control of the tea trade in america. After the company got boycotted the had 18 million pounds of unsold tea and nothing to do with it. Even though the tea act lowered the cost of tea, American patriots saw it as a way for the government to tax them without their permission.

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  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On December 16, 1773, about 100 men made their way into the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts. They dressed and painted themselves as native Indians armed with tomahawks and hatchets. Some of the leaders included Paul Revere and George Hewes, who lead one of the raids and gave the following account: “It was now evening, and I immediately dressed myself in the costume of an Indian, equipped with a small hatchet, which I and my associates denominated the tomahawk, with which, and a club, after havi
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    After wars that the British were involved in, they decided to reap the colonies with taxes that upset many people. In anger the colonists retaliated by overthrowing the British tea into the water. The intolerable acts are the five laws given out by the British as a punishment for the event of the Boston Tea Party. These laws limited the geographical and political freedom of the colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    This event helped start the American Revolution because the punishments were so harsh that they couldn't’ withstand life and had to come up with a solution. This solution turned out to be the start of the war which helped grow their independence.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Picture linkUS historyFirst Continental Congress Convenes The First Continental Congress was a meeting, held in Philadelphia, of delegates from all of the colonies, with the exception of Georgia, in response to the restrictions put on them by Britain.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The colonies were meeting to discuss the taxation of the colonies, and to put an end to it. The congress agreed that they needed to inform the British government of disagreements that the colonies had with its government. They concluded that trade with the British government should be stopped until Britain agrees to cut down on the taxation. The first president of Congress, Peyton Randolph from Virginia, was also elected at this meeting.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    (Image) It was a symbol of self-governance by the newly formed United States, showing the Americans that they can take care of themselves and resist Britain’s restrictions. It also led to the signing of a declaration of war against the monarchy of England.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles took place in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Bay. British soldiers were ordered to destroy military supplies that were stored by colonist rebels. However, the patriots were prepared for the attack and had moved the weapons to a safe location. In Lexington the patriots were outnumbered but in Concord the patriots drove the British back into Boston. The event helped cause the American Revolution because it made war with Britain inevitable and negotiation impossible.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    British General William Howe, lands his troops near the Charleston Peninsula looking down at Boston Massachusetts leading his troops to an American fortified place right under Bunker Hill called Breed’s Hill on June 17, 1775. As the British were getting closer and closer to the Americans, General William Prescott told them to fire when they came within 40 yards. The British then retreated and then General Howe regrouped his men and reformed his lines and decided to attack again. The British won
  • Thomas Paine's common sense

    In Thomas paines common sense, he argues for American independence. He starts off by distinguishing between between government and society. Society is a lot of good And constructive that people join together to accomplish. Government is an institution whose purpose is to protect us from our own vices. He wanted independence from England and the creation of a democratic republic.
    Thomas paine talked about how the king has done us wrong, religion influences, and the difference between government
  • Thomas Paine's common sense

    , religion influences, and the difference between government and humanity. It influenced the revolution and independence by making many families pick revolution.