What Led to the American Revolution? (Nathan Vanasse)

What Led to the American Revolution? (Nathan Vanasse)

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  • French & Indian War
  • You need to pay us from the past wars
  • Acts (Laws)
  • It wasn't my choice
  • Thank you for letting us stay the night
  • Group
  • Sons of Liberty
  • Daughters of Liberty
  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Britain was fighting many wars but they felt that the colonists should pay their cost for the wars.
  • Protests
  • The British Parliament passed laws that would require colonists who were innkeepers or public officials to house and feed the British soldiers. 
  • American Revolution Begins 
  • Colonists would create groups such as the committees of correspondence, Sons of Liberty and the Daughters of Liberty. The committees of correspondence was to make sure that each colony knew about events and opinions in other colonies by sending letters.  The Son of Liberty were  mobs of people who would protest the British acts and laws. And finally the Daughters of Liberty were a group of women who would also boycott and protest the acts.   
  • Declaration of Independence 
  • Declaration of Independence
  • The Sons of Liberty and the Daughters of Liberty would protest the British acts such attack the homes of tax collectors,  boycotting the British trade, The Boston Massacre (1770) and The Boston Tea Party (1773).
  • On April 19, 1775 fighting broke out between Great Britain and the American colonies. On that day British troops marched to the towns of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. The army was supposed to capture guns and supplies.
  • A year later congress asked a committee to draft a document explaining why the colonists felt it was necessary to free themselves from British rules. Today this document is known as the Declaration of Independence.
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