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The American Revolution

By sloatkd
  • French and Indian War

    It was seven year war. The French and Indian War was the North American conflict that was part of a larger conflict between Great Britain and France. After all this occurred the British won which meant they were going to take over more land. But the war had enlarged the Britain's debt. But the effect on the American Colonist was different the 13 colonies came together in order to create more power.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    The Albany Plan of Union was a proposal aimed at a formation of a strong union of the colonies under one single government and direction. This ended up as the French and Indian war. Which put the colonist in the midst of a war.
  • Loyalist

  • Battle of Quebec

  • Writs of Assistance

    This allowed anyone to have a search warrant if suspected of smuggling. They were permanent and even transferable. The colonist felt as if they had there right taken away. And this led to the revolution.
  • Pontiacs War

  • Proclamation of 1763

  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act caused many problems in the American colonies, mainly because of economic problems. The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important objects. The British wanted more money so they could support more security for the colonies. In result many people became upset and some leaders even began a boycott.
  • Stamp Act

    The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The issues of taxation and representation raised by the Stamp Act strained relations with the colonies to the point that, 10 years later, the colonists rose in armed rebellion against the British.
  • Currency Act

  • Quatering Act

  • Sons Of Liberty

    The reason this group of rebels started was because of the taxes made by the British. The Sons Of Liberty believed in freedom and they did anything they could to stop the Stamp Act and go against the British rule. They even used their weapons as a threat causing many to flee the town.
    Great Britain's reaction to the Sons Of Liberty was that they did not care about their protests. They thought nothing of what they were going against toward Great Britain. The British only wanted to captu
  • Townshend Acts

    Taxes on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea were applied to this act. The result was colonial hostilities created by the Stamp Act. Reaction assumed revolutionary proportions in Boston, in the summer of 1768, when customs officials impounded a sloop owned by John Hancock, for violations of regulations. Crowds mobbed the customs office, forcing the officials to retire to a British Warship.
  • Boycott

  • Policy of Non-Importation

  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that was between a "patriot" mob and the British soldiers. Many colonist were killed then which led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry as a nonviolent political protest in Boston, on December 16, 1773.The British shut down the Boston Harbor which hurt their economy.
  • Committees of Correspondence

  • Tea Act

    The Tea Act, passed by Parliament, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The British were now taxing the colonists for the tea that they bought. This was just another one of the acts that made the people of America angry and also made them want to rebel against Great Britain to become independent.
  • New England Restraining Act

  • Coercive Acts

    The reason for this legislation was to restore the order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party.
    Parliament hoped the acts would cut off New England and Boston to prevent resistance against British rule. They also expected that the rest of the colonies would join British rule and abandon the Bostonians. Instead the other colonies defended the city and formed their own Congresses against Britain.
  • Quebec Act

  • Continental Congress

    The main reason for the Continental Congress was the taxes being passed by the English Parliament. especially the most insulting one, The Stamp Act.
    In response to these acts, colonial protestors led a group called the Sons Of Liberty issued a call for boycott.
  • Minutemen

  • Restraining Act

  • Common Sense

  • Lexington and Concord

    The reason The Battle Of Lexington and Concord was started was because British General Gage learned that colonists had stored ammunition and other supplies at Concord MA. On the 19th of April he sent 700 of his troops to retrieve the supplies and also capture the two “rebels,” Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
    The battle did damage on both sides of the fight. Many of the rebel colonists had been killed as well as many people for Britain. The colonists also felt they had clearly sh
  • Second Continental Congress

    The reason for the Second Continental Congress was to address the problems that were growing with the British. Boston was being controlled by British troops and they did not have an official army to defend themselves. They then appointed George Washington as General and made an act to create a Continental Army. They wanted to break away from Great Britain and become independent.
    The reaction of the Second Continental Congress was they then later approved the Olive Branch Petiti
  • Continental Amry

  • The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    The Battle Of Bunker Hill was fought as an extension of The Battle Of Lexington and Concord. The British were angry that the colonists were rebelling against them. This led to them launching an attack to Bunker Hill to stop the rebels. But the colonists once again did not break and America would soon have its independence.
    This time the battle costed the British. They lost more than 200 men and over 800 were wounded. British General Clinton said in his diary, “A few more such v
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was to make peace with Great Britain between them and the colonies. The one who wrote this petition was John Dickinson. He hoped to avoid a final break with the British and the petition was appealed to King George (the 3rd).
    The King refused to read and even so much as receive the petition. The Patriots had hoped that the King would come to his subjects defense. In the end, the king had never read the petition so the Patriots went on their own with it.
  • Daughters of Liberty

    The Daughters Of Liberty was a group of women that came together to prove that when women were involved in politics, the country would benefit. America was getting different types of goods from Great Britain. But when those goods prices increased, the daughter Of Liberty came to the rescue. They had developed traditional skills to weave things like wool and yarn into a fabric known as “homespun.”
    They were therefore known as the patriotic heroes who helped America a lot. This is becaus
  • Patriots

  • Declaration Of Independence

    For a long time America was under the rule of Great Britain. The very first reason for the Declaration Of Independence was to break free from this rule. They wanted to become independent and not be controlled by Great Britain anymore. Another of the many reasons for the declaration was because of the taxation on items the British had. Also the colonists of America wanted the pursuit of happiness.
    King George was very flabbergasted by the rebels in America. He sent a delegation
  • Petition

  • Milita