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  • French and Indian War
  • 1754 -1763
  • The Proclamation Line
  • 1763
  • The Boston Massacre
  • 1770
  • 1773
  • The French and Indian War took place in 1754 - 1763. They fought over the Western territory. In 1754 the French in Canada began building forts on the lands in the Ohio River Valley claimed by both France and Britain.
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Proclamation line of 1763 , reserved western lands for the Native Americans as their "hunting grounds." The king hoped this order would prevent more wars between the colonists and the Indians, but the colonists became furious.
  • The Tea Act
  • May 10, 1773
  • Sometimes, anger led to rock throwing and name calling. The colonists called the British soldiers "redcoats and bloody backs," making fun of their red uniforms. The British soldiers paid them back by destroying colonial property and doing other damage.
  • The Quartering Act
  • March24, 1774
  • The Boston Tea Party was when the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 crates of tea off all boats into the Boston Harbor. Late one night, members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the ships, broke open all the chests of tea, and dumped the tea overboard.
  • The British put taxes on tea. In Pennsylvania and New York colonists did not allow ships carrying British tea to enter their ports. People in the colonies soon decided to boycott all British tea.
  • The British government ordered the colonists to quarter British soldiers or pay for their housing. The colonists had to feed the soldiers and give them a place to sleep. The king also made General Thomas Gage in the new colonial governor of Massachusetts.
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