Causes of the American Revoultion

  • The French and Indian War 1754-1763

    War fought betwwen Great Britain against the French and the Indians of North America. The battles were fought over the Ohio River Valley. George Washington fought with the British in this war, which lasted from 1754 to 1763, and the British won the war, supporting the win of rights also.
  • Sugar act

    1764 act that put a threww cent tax on foregin refined sugar and increased taxes on goods, like coffe, and indigo. These taxes affected half of the population.
  • Stamp Act

  • The Stamp Act

    First directed British tax on American colonists. In November 1765. Public and legal document had to have a stamp seal on it. The colonist didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for years and they responded with a diplomatic body called the Stamp act congress.
  • TownShend Acts

    Series of 1767 laws named for Charles Townshend, British Chancellur of the exchequer. These laws placed new taxes. Colonial reaction to these texes was the same as to the Sugar Act and Stamp act, and the Britain repealed all the taxes except the one on tea
  • Boston Massacre

    Shooting of five American colonists by british troops on March 5, 1770. The britsh say rocks and other things were thrown at them, the Boston Massacre deepended American distrust of the British military presence in the colonist.
  • Boston Tea Party

    American's are frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three ships call the Darthmouth, the Eleonor, and the Beaver. They dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor in Dec 16, 1773.
  • The Continental Congress

    Two groups of people from all over the 13 colonies who came toghether to discuss liberty. The first continental congress was a group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies, who met in Philadelphia in Sept of 1774, and they came together to act together in resonse to the Intolerable acts.
  • Paul Revere

    Famous Silversmith that warned the American colonist that the British were coming. He was caputured by the British Red Coats.
  • Lexington and Concord

    First shots fired between American and British troops, the British chose to march to Concord because it was an arms depot, and this meant that the Americans had stockpiled weapons. British troops had occupied Boston, They both started shooting, starting the war, and the British retreated.