Causes Of Revolutionary War

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  • Maybe we could make the colonist pay taxes.
  • French and Indian War
  • What should we do to pay off this debt?
  • Did you hear about the new tax we have to pay?
  • Yes, it's called the American Revenue Act or the Sugar act.
  • The passing of the American Revenue Act or the Sugar act.
  • Are you doing okay here?
  • The Quatering Act
  • Doing good madam. Thank you.
  • Great Britain wanted to pass these laws because of the huge debt they went through after the French and Indian war.
  • Good idea. BURN!! Hooray!!
  • Start of Sons of Liberty
  • Let's make this first action significant and show that we mean business.
  • In 1764 the British for the first time imposed a series of taxes designed specifically to raise revenue from the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre
  • Oh my GOD! He just killed several Americans instantly. God help us
  • How dare you, fire!!!
  • In to the Harbor you go tea. Hooray for the people of Boston!!
  • The British further angered the Colonist in 1765 by passing the Quartering Act. The act forced the colonies to provide housing for British troops stationed in North America.
  • The Sons of Liberty was founded in the summer of 1765 by a group of shopkeepers and artisans in Boston. The first action the Sons of Liberty initiated took place on August 14, 1765. The Sons burned an effigy of Andrew Oliver and burned part of Oliver's property . This group was lead by Samuel Adams.
  • A colonist knocked one of the soldiers down. As the soldier got up, he fired his musket, and then yelled "How dare you, fire". Three Americans, including Samuel Gray was killed instantly. Other men shot died later in the month.This event quickly became known as "the Boston Massacre". Even though its known as a massacre, only about five people died.
  • The British made the people of England and the colonist pay taxes. The colonists didn't like this so The Sons of Liberty met up with each other and planned how they will stop taxing people on tea. They dressed as Mohawks, an Indian tribe, and boarded the boats. They then threw the tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Boston Tea Party
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