Road to Revolution

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  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The parliament of great britain had imposed a tax on most paper products so they could pay for the aftermath of the French and Indian war. The products included legal documents, magazines, cards, newspapers, etc.
  • Quartering acts

    Quartering acts
    The quartering acts were two or more acts of Parliament local governments of the American colonies to provide british soldiers with housing and food. It was initially passed due to issues during the French and Indian war, but caused increased tensions between the thirteen colonies and London later on.
  • Townshend acts

    Townshend acts
    The purpose of these acts were to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the officials that lived there, create more effective ways of enforcing compliance with trade regulations, punish New York for failing to comply with the quartering act, establish the fact that Parliament had the right to tac the colonists. None of these worked all it did was raise tensions between the colonists and parliament even higher than they were before.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    An event where seven british soldiers had been mobbed by several colonists. The colonists had thrown rocks and clubbed the soldiers. One soldier had fired causing the others to fire without order from the Captain Thomas Preston. This causes huge amounts of tension between the british and colonists, and this event is brought up in the media for propaganda against the british.
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    To protest the British tax on on tea 100 Bostonians boarded british ships ,dressed as native Americans, broke broke and dumped around 342 chests of tea into the harbor. Enough tea to fill 18.5 million tea bags.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    Punitive laws passed due to the boston tea party. The laws were meant to punish the massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the tea party protests. The acts took away Massachusetts self governing rights, closed off boston harbor, and put a new quartering act allowing soldiers to lodge anywhere whenever they want.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    A revenue raising act passed by parliament that was made because of people dodging the earlier six pence tax on molasses. It reduced the tax by half and increased measures to enforce it. This increased colonists concern of the intent of the british parliament.