American Revolution - Hammond

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  • The Molasses Act

    The Molasses Act
    An act of the Parliament of Great Britain that enforced a tax of 6 pence per gallon on imports of molasses from non English colonies. Parliament created the molasses act mostly at the insistence of big plantation owners in the British West Indies.
  • End of the french and Indian War

    End of the french and Indian War
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War. The
    French received all land from the Mississippi River west, while the British received all land from the Mississippi River east.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the first tax on the American colonies enforced by the British Parliament. Its purpose was to raise income through the colonial customs service and to give customs more power with respect to executing seizures and enforcing customs law.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act in 1765, which was made to declare that the British Colonies in America were required to have printed materials produced on stamped paper produced in London, with embossed revenue stamp due to taxes.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was an act that forced the British to let soldier stay in their homes and feed them, without refusing. The British did not have a say in whether or not they could let the soldiers temporarily move in.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was used as a justification for the repeal of the stamp act. This act stated that the colonies are dependent on the Crown and Parliament of Britain and that Parliament had the authority to pass laws.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was a series of laws approved by the British government on the American Colonies. They made new taxes and and took away freedoms from the colonists. Some freedoms they took from the colonists, were taxes on imports of tea, glass, lead, paint, and paper.
  • Tensions in the Streets

    Tensions in the Streets
    The Boston Massacre started March 5,1770, when the townspeople were encountered by this tragic act. A fight happened between soldiers and Bostonians. Crispus Attucks was the first death of the Boston Massacre.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain in 1773. The purpose of the Tea Act was to lower the British East India Company’s large supply of tea.
  • The Delegates Vote

    The Delegates Vote
    The Delegates voted on calling for the repeal of 13 acts of parliament due to complaints against the British and to boycott the British trade. This means they can't sell their goods in Great Britain or use and British goods. Continental Congress decided to approve the Suffolk Resolves prepared by the Boston colonists and other Suffolk County towns is Massachusetts. These decisions declared the Coercive Acts to be illegal. The colonies organized militias to arm themselves against the British.
  • A Meeting In Philadelphia

    A Meeting In Philadelphia
    Fifty five delegates came together in Philadelphia to make a political body to represent Americans and challenge British control in September 1774. They called it the colonial congress.
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    The Intolerable Act was where the higher class colonists made the lower class people let them come and live in their houses, and they couldn't complain or do anything about it.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The Currency Act was passed to regulate paper money supplied by by the colonists of Great Britain. This act protected British merchants and creditors from being paid in depreciated colonial currency.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    The Navigation Acts were trade rules that governed commerce between Britain and it's colonies. These laws were made to protect British economic interests in colonial trade. They also protected its industry against the Dutch Navigation Trade.