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Mowrer's Road to the Revolution Project

By Mowrer
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War started in 1756 and ended in 1763. The French and British were going to war because they both wanted to claim the Ohio River Valley, which had three rivers flowing through it. If they claimed the land, they could control trade. In the early parts of the war, it looked like they French were winning the whole thing. After William Pitt took over for the British, they started to come back and won more battles, which led the British ultimately winning the war.
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    Although the British won the war, they had a ton of debt to be paid off.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was an official end to the long war between the British and French. The British had captured Quebec, basically taking all of France's land in North America making the French leave North America.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac's war is basically known as Pontiac's Rebellion, and he went to war against the British. The war was fought because the British had won the French and Indian war, and the French weren't there to help stop the British from moving onto Native American lands. The war gets its name from the leader of the Ottawa nation, and Pontiac led the attack on the British. The war affected the colonies by Pontiac's men destroying 8 towns and about 450 British soldiers were killed.
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    D. About 2,000 British soldiers were killied and captured in all. The British government passed the Royal Proclamation of 1763, in which they tried to stop fighting.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 is a law passed by British government to help end the French and Indian war, to stop fighting in North America, between the Native Americans and the British. The Proclamation on 1763 says that none of the colonists were allowed to settle on Native American lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Many colonists were angry. Most of the colonists who were told to move east of the Appalachian Mountains just completely ignored the rule.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Parliament passed a law on putting tax on sugar, molasses, wine, and other foreign trades. The Sugar Act put taxes on imported good to America. Parliament passed the Sugar Act to try to reach 100,000 pounds, a form of British money. The colonists were very angry. Some colonists boycotted, or stopped buying the British products.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a law that had a little stamp on any printed paper you would buy. Documents like wills, marriage licenses, newspapers, and even playing cards were taxed during the Stamp Act. Parliament passed the Stamp Act because they are in debt because of the French and Indian War. The colonists were very angry. I didn't find a difference between how the colonists reacted with the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act. The colonists protested, starting with petitions.
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    The Stamp Act-b
    They then refused to pay the tax on the items they wanted to buy. Then they destroyed properties, and bothered officials about the new tax.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act required colonists to provide the soldiers with food and supplies for the British soldiers. The purpose of the Quartering Act was to improve living conditions. The colonists protested, and some refused to house the soldiers and give them food and supplies.
  • The Stamp Act Congress

    The Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was a meeting attended by 27 representatives and was held in New York to try to refuse the Stamp Act. A representative from New Jersey, William Ruggles, was president of the Stamp Act Congress. Patrick Henry was very important to the Stamp Act Congress. Before there was a Stamp Act Congress, he said his favorite line at the congress meetings, "If this be treason, make the most of it." In the Stamp Act Congress, there were nine colonies that were represented.
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    Stamp Act Congress-B
    James Otis was one of leading figures in the Stamp Act Congress. The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was an official document that stopped the Stamp Act.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts are named after Charles Townshend. He was a British Chancellor of the Treasurer. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise money for the colonial judges and governors. They taxed item such as glass, lead, paint and tea. Once again, the colonists organized boycotts, and wrote letters to the government telling them how much they disliked the law. When the law was repealed, the only tax that remained was on tea.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    There were several acts, or laws, leading up to the Boston Massacre. The first act was the Sugar Act. The Sugar Act taxed British goods like molasses, wine, and sugar. The colonists reacted with protests, boycotts, and petitions. The Stamp Act was next. The Stamp Act had a stamp on all printed paper. The tax added extra money to the document.
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    The Boston Massacre-b
    Documents like wills, marriage licenses, newspapers, and even playing cards were taxed during the Stamp Act. The colonists once again protested, threatened British officials, and boycotted. The next event was the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act required the colonists to house the soldiers, give them food and water, and supplies. The colonists then refused to house them and give them supplies along with refusing to give them food and water.
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    The next acts were the Townshend Acts. The Townshend Acts were named after Charles Townshend. The Townshend Acts were taxes placed on lead, paint, glass and tea. After the colonists had many protests, signed petitions, and boycotted, the British repealed all of the taxes, except the tax on tea to show the colonists the government has power. The actual Boston Massacre was a street fight killing 5 colonists by British regulars. People were throwing stones, snowballs and sticks at one another.
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    The Boston Massacre-d
    In Boston, when British troops were in the city, the troops were very unwelcome. The protest started when between 50-55 citizens attacked a guard. One of the British officers called in additional soldiers, and fired shots into the mob. The shots that were fired killed 3 citizens right on the spot. There was then a town meeting held, and 2 British soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter.
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    In my opinion, I do believe that it should be called "The Boston Massacre" because when I think of the word "massacre", I think of gunfire. In the trial for the British, John Adams defended the British. He defended the British even though he was anti British. He defended the British because he believed that everyone should have a fair trial. Paul Revere painted the picture of the Boston Massacre.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act's main purpose was to raise money to bail out the East India Company. The Tea Act was supposed to help the East India Company. A company that owns all or nearly all businesses and a particular industry is called a monopoly.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party took place when a group of Massachusetts natives who were disguised as Native Americans raided British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The Boston tea Party was caused because The British Government passed the Tea Act. A group of about 60 members called "The Sons of Liberty" is responsible for The Boston Tea Party. The British were shocked, but at the same time upset.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were passed because of The Boston Tea Party. Another name for the Intolerable Acts was the Coercive Acts. The Intolerable Acts had five laws apart of it. The King basically made the Intolerable Acts to punish the colonies for dumping precious tea into the harbor. The Boston Port Bill was when the King closed all of the ports from all ships, except for British ships.
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    The Quartering Act was when the British Soldiers stayed at the colonists homes. The colonists gave the soldiers food, water, and supplies. The Quebec Act was when the bill enlarged Canadian borders to cut off western colonies.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress had representatives from 12 out of 13 colonies. The Meeting was held because of the British response to the Intolerable Acts. There were roughly 55-56 representatives that attended the meeting. The colonists agreed to refuse to buy British items. They agreed to meet again if the British government didn’t change its policies.
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    The First Continental Congress-B
    George Washington, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, and John Dickenson all had important roles in the First Continental Congress.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The British went to Concord trying to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Jonas Parker, Captain of the Minutemen, had 75 trained and armed soldiers ready to fight the British. The Minutemen were extremely outnumbered. Paul Revere warned John Hancock and Samuel Adams that if the British were coming by land, he'd light one lantern. If they were coming by sea, he'd light two lanterns. The British came into Lexington through the Boston Harbor.
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    The British came into Lexington through the Boston Harbor and Paul Revere light two lanterns so that Samuel Adams and John Hancock could escape from the British. The British came into Lexington trying to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Paul Revere was captured by British troops before they reached Concord.
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    Other colonist on Revere's side got through and warned the rest of the colonists. Before the British got to Concord, the men and women hid ammunition. The British could only find and destroy a small part of the ammunition. Minutemen are well trained soldiers part of a special militia that is ready to fight in a minutes’ notice. The Boston Campaign was a military campaign signifying the start of the Revolutionary War.
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    The Boston Campaign resulted with the British going back to Boston. The British were soon surrounded by minutemen and militia men.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army and named George Washington as the Commander-in-Chief. The Olive Branch Petition was written by the Second Continental Congress to attempt to avoid a war between the colonies and Great Britain. The Declaration of Causes is an official document to explain why the thirteen colonies took the arms. The Second Continental Congress helped break the colonies away from Great Britain.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The colonists originally wanted to build their defenses on Bunker Hill. The colonists ended up fighting on Breeds Hill because they got the two hills mixed up. The Americans were led by Colonial William Prescott, while the British were led by General William Howe. The British were planning on taking over the hills around Boston in order to gain different advantages. They chose this strategy because they thought they had a chance at capturing the colonists and winning the hill.
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    The Battle of Bunker Hill is a very important battle of the American Revolutionary War. The British planned to take Dorchester Heights on the Boston Peninsula. The colonists then decided that action had to be taking place to stop the buildup of the troops. When the sun first started to rise, the British were shocked to see Breed's Hill had been barricaded by a huge structure built overnight.
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    The British dismissed 2,300 troops to fight on the hill. When the sun officially came up, so did the fighting. At about 3:00 pm, the British commander ordered to take complete control over the hill. After fighting all day, and the British charging 3 different times, the Americans fought two of the charges leaving the British with the hill because they were running out of ammunition. The British won the hill, but at a very costly price. The British had 500-600 casualties.