The American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    Called the 7 years war. Battled for colonial denomination in North America. Lasted bewteen 1756-1763. This is an example of salutary neglect because while the colonists were out traveling to fight in the war there was no one to run the colony therefore neglecting their homeland.
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    American Revolution

  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    George Grenville rose in Parliament to offer the fifty-five resolutions of his Stamp Bill. English citizens in Britain were taxed at a rate that created a serious threat of revolt.
  • The Townshed Act

    The Townshed Act
    Started taxing things to help the government. Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea. This is when the trade stopped with the British.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    Let East India Co. sell tea directly to the colonists at cheap prices. Buying the tea meant the colonists would be paying the tax they had not yet approved. This is an example of virtual represention because they were being taxed on things they hadnt approved.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
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    Colonists threw the tea into the harbor as protest.
  • Reinforcement Act aka Intolerable Act

    Reinforcement Act aka Intolerable Act
    Acts that punished and reduced colonist rights. Including closing the port to Boston and restricing right to trial by jury.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    In Massachusetts they were the first armed conflicts with British troops.
  • The Battle of Bunkerhill

    The Battle of Bunkerhill
    Took placein Boston, King George III declared the colonies to be in rebellion.
  • Thomas Paine "Common Sense"

    Thomas Paine "Common Sense"
    Thomas Paine who argued for independence from Britain
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon.The act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed including sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico, and regulated the export of lumber and iron. This is an example of mercantilism because it is the buying and selling of products and commodities and thats what they Sugar Act consists of.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence, and on July 4 - Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence