American Revolution

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  • The Stamp Act
  • I would like to mail this letter sir.
  • You'll need to pay a tax for the stamp!
  • Boston Tea Party
  • No taxation without representation!!!
  • Virginian Convention
  • GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!!
  • British Citizens that left to Colonize America felt that their rights were being infringed upon by tariffs that were placed on goods. The tax was not the issue, it was the fact that the colonists were not given representation in Parliament to dispute these taxes.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • When the British people living in American colonies felt they could no longer tolerate the taxes being placed on goods they formed a group led by Samuel Adams called the 'Sons of Liberty' . They boarded a ship docked in the Boston port and destroyed tea.
  • Battle of Yorktown
  • With colonists deciding whether war was necessary, one of the turning points of the American Revolution was when Patrick Henry made this proclamation. It swung the vote in Virginia and sent Virginian troops to fight in the American Revolution. Other states followed
  • Colonies Post War
  • On April 19th, 1775 war began. These two battles marked the beginning of armed conflict between the American Colonist and Great Britain. American forces won the battles and pushed British forces back, proving that the colonies were a force.
  • October 19, 1781 began the most important battle of the American Revolution. It was a decisive victory for America's General George Washington's continental army. British Commander General Cornwallis' capture led to Britain being forced to negotiate a surrender.
  • Taxes generally increased after the war do to war expenses. The citizens were content since their fight was not over tax, but representation. After winning the war the colonists now had autonomy over the colonies.
  • I would like to mail this letter sir.
  • No Problem
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