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  • Royal Proclamation Of 1763
  • Native American Land Only; Colonists, Stay Out!
  • We helped win the war! Why cant we go?
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • You are under our rule! We order you to stand down!
  • Stay away from us colonists, you filthy red-coats!
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • ***SPLASH***
  • We are tired of these British Tea Laws!
  • After the French and Indian War people living in the colonies began moving west.  Conflicts with Native Americans increased and the colonists asked the British king to protect them with troops.  Instead, the King issued an official statement closing the western land to settlement.  The colonists were angry and felt betrayed by the British government.
  • Lexington and Concord 1775
  • "Fire!"
  • "Hold Your Ground! Don't Disband!"
  • In 1770, the taxation that was issued from England made colonists angry, so they decided to protest. One night there was a riot of colonial Patriots in the street, and a scuffle occurred. By the time the fighting ceased, it was discovered that there were 5 patriot casualties and 6 injuries. The fight between the Red-Coats and colonists sparked swift action from the colonists.
  • Common Sense Pamphlet 1776
  • Common Sense- "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, `TIS TIME TO PART. " -Thomas Paine
  • In the month of December 1773, a hoard of colonial patriots raided England ships in the Boston Harbor. The colonists were angry about the Tea Act law that had control over them, and their tea. The angry patriots proceeded to dump 342 chests of tea overboard. England's response made tensions rise even more, when they put into place the Quartering Acts.
  • Declaration Of Independence 1776
  • In 1775 an estimate of about 700 British Soldiers gathered near Lexington to seize hidden weapons. The colonial minutemen were outnumbered, and 8 minutemen died. The British made plans to move onto Concord, but as word got around more minutemen gathered. the hid by the roadside and ambushed the Red-Coats. The number of British fatalities was 273
  • Thomas Paine became a very successful writer when he wrote his pamphlet "Common Sense". According to Thomas, common sense led to the conclusion that it was time to start separation from England. His Pamphlet was 50 pages and helped colonists be comfortable about supporting independence.
  • On July 4th, 1776, one of the most important pieces of writing in American History was released. The Declaration of Independence. on July 2nd, the Congress took a vote to determine who favored independence. The majority was for, so the Declaration was written. The Declaration was very thorough, and expanded on the colonists thoughts of Natural Rights, and Grievances. The Declaration of Independence, declared our independence.
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