Causes of the American Revolution

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A storyboard which tells you what causes the American Revolution.

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  • Some of the English colonists went to the colony of Massachusetts. Massachusetts and other places known as colonies are colonies as they are controlled by a different place.
  • Europeans colonized the New World which is now modern day North and South America.
  • We shouldn't pay the taxes! Get the tax collectors and boycott everything with a tax!
  • We are low on funds after the war with the French.
  • We  should tax the colonists as they are basically paying for protection.
  • Get him!
  • Help!
  • We shall tax the colonists.
  • No Taxation Without Representation!
  • The phrase "no taxation without representation" means that that colonists didn't want to be taxed unless they have a representative in Parliament.
  • The Boston Massacre was when intimidated British soldiers fired at and killed some rowdy colonists who were pestering them and acting violent. The colonists were acting that way as they are not happy with the soldiers being there or Britain and taking their anger out on the soldiers.
  • The Boston Tea Party was when colonists dressed up as Native Americans and threw the British tea off the British ships and into the ocean. The colonists did this because they didn't want to pay the tax that was on tea.
  • Tea
  • Tea
  • Throw all the tea into the ocean!
  • Tea
  • Tea
  • A war eventually happened between Britain and the colonists because the colonists wanted independence and war was the only option. Britain was never going to give them independence, so they had to fight. Neither side was happy with each other and with all the things they did to each other, war was inevitable.
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