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Updated: 9/21/2020
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  • Britain and France faught over colonies in North America. The British grew territory in North America, but they were put in debt. The taxes put on colonists to pay this off would upset colonists and cause the revolution.
  • The French and Indian War
  • The Sugar Act put a tax on any barrel of molasses that is imported to the colonies. This upset the colonists and would lead to the revolution.
  • No Sugar Act!!
  • The Sugar Act
  • The Stamp Act forced colonists to pay a tax, shown as a stamp, on papers. This would anger the colonists even more and lead to the revolution.
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Stamp
  • This was a fight between the British soldiers and colonists. It would end in the death of several colonists. This would clearly upset the colonists, and they would later start a revolution because of this anger.
  • Boston Massacre
  • The Intolerable Acts was punishment for the colonists starting the Boston Tea Party. It was a set of taxes put on the colonists. More taxes would deepen the anger the colonists had for the British. This would cause the revolution.
  • Intolerable Acts
  • Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. This was used to encourage the American people to gain Independence from Great Britain. This would convince the reluctant colonists to start a revolution.
  • He is reading the pamphlet out loud.
  • Common Sense
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