The American Revolution

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  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    This banned settlement and expansion beyond the Appalachians. Britain wanted to avoid another bloody Indian uprising. The angry colonists ignored the proclamation. The colonists refused to be restrained so the settlers headed west to find gold and riches. The British colony was then frustrated and annoyed with the colonists.
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    The American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a huge series of events in American history. There were battles, laws, and agreements.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar act was the first law that was made by parliament to raise revenue for the crown from colonies. They increased the duty on sugar from the West Indies. Later after the bitter protests from the colonists the duties were lowered substantially and all the agitation died down.
  • The Stamp Tax

    The Stamp Tax
    The stamp tax aimed to raise revenue to support the new military force. It then mandated the use of stamped paper or affixing stamps, certifying tax payment. The stamps were then required on bills of sale for about 50 trade items. In the end the people in England had to pay higher taxes.
  • The Townshed Acts

    The Townshed Acts
    The Townshed Acts imposed a light import duty on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea. The tax that was put on the teas was very poor from the colonists. The colonists then reported that they would pay no tax without representation.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Colonists found that they would get cheap tea by smuggling it. The British didn’t like this so they landed two regiments of troops in Boston in 1768. A clash then erupted and that clash became known as the Boston Massacre.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    About 100 Bostonians Disguised themselves as Indians and boarded the teas ships. They then smashed open 342 boxes of tea and dumped them into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The parliament responded to the Boston Tea Party with measures in that brewed a revolution. It passed a series of acts to chastise the colonists. The most drastic act was the Boston Port Act. This closed the port until all of the damages were paid. They restricted town meetings. Lastly, a new quarrying act was out into place which gave the right to soldiers to stay anywhere they want.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    This drew up a Declaration of Rights as well as a solemn appeal to other British Colonies, the king, And to the British people. Their most significant achievement was called for complete boycott of British goods.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The parliament rejected the congress’s petitions and they gathered muskets and men began to train openly. In 1775 the British commander in Boston sent troops to Lexington and Concord to seize store of gunpowder. He also wanted the troops to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock. At Lexington the “minute men” refused to disperse. Shots were then fired and 8 Americans dies and several were left wounded. The redcoats then pushed on to Concord were they ambushed and suffered heavy losses.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was when the colonists seized their want for independence. The 13 colonies argued their political connections with Great Britain. The declaration talked about the colonists and why they wanted their independence. The colonists were then able to gain an official alliance with the French. The French could then help the colonists with the fight against Britain.