Road To Revolution Oliver Clayton and Michael Chorwat

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    Causes of the American Revolution

  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This act banned all colonists from the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists were mad because they thought they had the right to live where they please.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Put tax on sugar, molasses, and other things; included harsh punishments for smugglers.
    Leads James Otis to coin the phrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny"
    Boycotted British goods. Sent petition to England.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Colonists had to buy an additional stamp for documents like wills, contracts, newspapers, and even playing cards.
    This was an un fair tax that they had not input. Demanded tax to be repealed.
    They burned stamp paper. Held the stamp actcongress, in New York City Tarred and feathered officials.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The colonists had to pay taxes on documents such as wills, letters, and even playing cards.
  • Townshed Act

    Britian wont tax goods in the colonies tax on imports including lead, tea, glass etc. The writs of assistance allowed British customs officials to search ships.
    This is still a tax!
    Smuggled goods into the colonies reduce imports to the colonies. This act was repealed in 1770.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Tea must be imported directly from British East India Co.
    Tea is still Taxed (3 pence a pound).
    That company chooses who cannot sell Tea.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    45 tons of tea was thrown overboard.Taday that tea would be worth 1 million dollars today.
  • Continental Congress

    Continental Congress
    This was a meeting of the colonies to discuss what to do in responce to the British taxes.
  • Intolarable Acts

    Intolarable Acts
    British closed the port of the Boston until the Tea is paid for.
    Trials moved to England.
    Banned town meetings and strengthened the Quartering act.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The colonists are building up there suplies to fight off the redcoats so the redcoats came to take away there suplies which started a battle.