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Road to Revolution

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    Causes of American Revolution

  • End of French and Indian War

    End of French and Indian War
    This is the end of the French and Indian War. France signed a peace treaty with Britain. When France signed the treaty they gave up all their land in America. This war left Great Britain in a debt.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 banned all colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonist thought they had the rite to settle where they please and they just fought over the land so why couldn’t they settle there. The colonist ignored the proclamation because Britain could not enforce it.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Great Britain put a tax on sugar, molasses and other sweet things. The act also included a harsh punishment for smugglers. James Otis was so mad he came up with a phrase called “taxation without representation is tyranny”. The phrase became the battle cry of the colonist. The colonist boycotted British goods and sent a petition to England. England ignored the petition.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act forced colonist to feed and house British Soldiers. The colonist felt their rights as English citizens have been violated. Some colonist refused to let soldiers in their homes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Colonists were forced to buy additional stamps for documents like wills, contracts, newspapers and even playing cards. Colonists demanded the tax to be repealed. Some colonist made a group called Sons of Liberty and they burned stamped paper and held the Stamp Act Congress in New York City.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Britain would not tax goods in the colonies but they would tax any goods that the colonists were having imported from any other countries. Colonists tried to smuggle goods into the colonies so none of their imports were taxed. The British wrote the Writs of Assistance in order to search ships for illegaly imported goods.
  • Boston Massacure

    Boston Massacure
    Boston Massacre wasn’t really a massacre. Only five people died in the “massacre”. Crispus Attucks was the first causality of the event and is what some people call the “fuse” of the war. The Boston Massacre took place in Boston. It was on the March 5th, 1770. Paul revere made an engraving of the incident but it was a fake picture and was propaganda.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    If the colonists wanted to buy tea, they would have to buy it from British East India Co. and it was still taxed. It was taxed 3 pence a pound. That company chooses who can and cannot sell tea. That put all tea merchants out of business. The British got a huge tea monopoly.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    On this date the Sons of Liberty chose to dump tea into the Boston Harbor but knew they would get caught so they chose to dress like Mohawk Indians. When they got on the ship they dumped tea into the harbor and it took them ever 3 hours to dump all the tea into the harbor. All the tea weighed 90,000 pounds and all the tea cost 10,000 pence in their money but compared to our money it cost one million dollars.
  • Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts

    Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts
    After the Boston Tea Party England responded with the Coercive Acts also known as the Intolerable Act by the colonist. Britain closed Boston Port until the tea was paid for. The trails were moved to England which made the trials unfair. Britain also banned town meetings and strengthened the Quartering Acts which meant if you refused to let a soldier in your home your home was taken away.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Britain was sending toops to Concord, MA to seize weapons being stored there. Paul Revere was not the only one that made the ride. Billy Dawes was also riding to do the same thing as Paul Revere, to tell the colonists that the British were comming.
  • Battle Of Lexington and Concord

    Battle Of Lexington and Concord
    British troops marched to Lexington and fought the Americans. The Americans only had 77 soldiers at Lexington and they lost the battle. The first shots resulted in the 8 farmers died and the shot got the nickname “shots heard round the world”. At concord the Americans chased the British and with every American causality came at least 2 British casualties. The Americans won that battle and then the war started for freedom from Britain.