Events Leading to the American Revolution
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Lexington & Concord
The Declaration of Independence
The battle between the American colonists and the British in 1775. The american soldiers, minutemen, were outside waiting for the attack of the British, The British soldiers were surprised to see them. After that British went to Concord, that left 273 British dead.
Boston Tea Party
A document that declared independence from Britain and the formation of a new country, the USA. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and signed by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
In 1763, The British King drew a line along the Appalachian Mountains. Which forbid the colonists from settling west of the line. Also to prevent conflict and war between the Native Americans and the British. That made the colonists angry.
In 1773, the British Parliament set many laws and taxes to punish Massachusetts. So in protest men from Boston pushed 348 chests of tea from a british ship into the harbor.
A series of act that were passed in 1774. Due to the Boston Tea Party British parliament put many harsh laws on Massachusetts to punish them. The British called it the "Coercive Acts," but the colonists called it the "Intolerable Act."
Thomas Paine, a political philosopher made a pamphlet in 1776. It was made to influence people's ideas of independence. His pamphlet was a bestseller throughout the colonies. More and more colonists started to support independence.
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