This event was the end of The French and Indian War. It established four new colonies, three of them on the continent Quebec, and off the continent, Grenada.The King and his council presented the proclamation as a way to calm the fears of the Indians, who felt that the colonists would drive them out of their lands
The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six penies (pence) to three pennies (pence) per gallon. The act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed including sugar, wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico,
English citizens in Britain were taxed, that created a threat of revolting! It stated that a stamp should be on all legal papers and commercials. It brought man and the goverment together against the British for the first time:
This act forced American colonist to house and feed British forces who were serving in North America
Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea.It was used to make colonies pay the salaries for judges and governers to make them have colonial independence.
Four workers were shot by British troops in Boston. Patriots labeled the killings "The Boston Massacre.
The Boston Tea Party
They had a tax on tea but the company would be able to sell its tea for a price that was lower than before.
The Intolerable Acts
The British parliament passed four laws which were the "Intolerable Acts."
The first Continental Congress
The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. The first few weeks were used to discuss and to debate.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
Britain's General Gage would send out British soldiers quartered in Boston.
2nd Continental Congress meets
The Second Continental Congress founded the military as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen states. They also elected George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
Battle of Bunker Hill
The patriots sent 1600 men to set up forts on Breed's Hill, which was closer to Boston.
Olive Branch Petition
On July 5, 1775, Congress drafted the Olive Branch Petition. It summarized their issues and asked the British government to respond and deal with them.
Publication of Common Sense
It helped convince any Americans at a complete break. It was an instant sucess.
British retreat from Boston
As the British soldiers went back to Boston, they were attacked by the Minutemen. By the time the soldiers reached Boston, 73 British solders were dead and 174 were wounded.
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was a declaration to the British that the American colonies were to be independent of their rule.