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    Causes of the American Revolution

  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war between the French, and the British. The French had more land, and which the British wanted. The Brittish taxed the French, and this led into the French and Indian War.
    In the end, the Brittish won, and was left with a war debt. They captured the land they wanted, and that led to the Revolutionary War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation os 1763 was a document that had banned all of the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists believed they have a right to live where they pleased, and they widely ignored because it was impossible for the British to enforce,
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a tax that was put on sugar, molasses, and other things; included harsh punishments for smugglers. The colonists view was it lead James Otis to coin the phrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny." So, they boycotted British goods, and sent petition to England.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was said that colonists had to buy an additional stamp for documents like wills, contracts, newspapers, and even playing cards. The colonists believed it was an unfair tax that they had no imput, and damanded the tax to be repealed. They decided to burn stamped papers, and help the stamp act congress in New York City. They also tarred and feathered officals, because they felt it wasnt right.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a requirement that colonists had to house and feed British soldiers. They thought that their rights as English citizens were violated. They redused to lets sone soldiers stay due to that. Even though, they had their own rules, to let the soldiers stay,
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts was how Britain wont tax goods IN the colonies tax imports including led, tea, glass, etc. The Writs of Assistance allowed Brittish customs to search ships. They colonies still felt that they were still being violated, and it was still a tax. They decided to smuggle goods into the colonies, and its reduced imports to the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Leading up to the Boston Massacre, soldiers were looking for extra money, for cleaning toilets. The other made fun of them.. and that let to one thing, to another, leading up to a fight and taxes.
    The colonists taunted the British, telling them to "Fight, come on! Fire!" The colonists stepped up, and started the first fire.
    Later on, there were pictures, of propagandra, trying to make it seem like the British were the bad people, who started the fight, and the colonists did nothing.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act of 1773 was said that all tea, must of been imported directly from British East. India Co. Tea was taxed 3 pence/pound, and the company chooses who can and cannot sell tea. This put colonial tea merchants out of buisness, and gave the British a monopoly.
    This led to the Boston Tea Party,
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party, was when a total of 116 people joined inn the destruction of the tea, on th ship. They invaded, and threw all the tea overboard. In total, there was 90,000 pounds (45 tons) of tea in 342 containers were thrown overboard. This event occured at the Griffins Whart in Boston; which no longer exists due to landfills that occured in the 19th centuary.
  • Coercive/Intolerable Acts

    Coercive/Intolerable Acts
    The Coercive/Intolerable Acts were effects from the Boston Tea Party. Due to this, the Brittish closed the ports of Boston until the tea was paid for. The trials moved to England, they banned town meetings, and strenghend the Quarting Acts.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The Committees of Correspondence decided to call a metting of delegates from each of the thirteen colones. This series of laws in response to the actions of the aggressive actions against the mother country.
    People gathered together, because they all thought that it was wrong, the laws they had.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    On April 18-19 1775 Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott, and William Dawes rode their horses at midnight to warn the people along Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, and medford that the Brittish were coming. They all took different routes, yelled "The Regulars are coming!" to prepare everyone.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    April 18-19 1775, 700 Brittish troups headed to Concord to sieze munitions. Once there, 77 minutemen were waiting for the Brittish. Shots were fired; 8 farmers died; 9 wounded; and the war had begun! First time for soldiers vs. soldiers.