Social Studies

Social Studies

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  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • There will be no colonists!!!
  • Sugar Act 1764
  • The Stamp Act 1765
  • There will be tax on newspapers, seals, paper items, and all legal documents!!
  • King George issued The Proclamation of 1763 so that the colonists couldn't settle in the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Boston Massacre 1770
  • There were duties (taxes on imports) on sugar and molasses to raise money for the colonies.
  • The Tea Act 1773
  • Colonists had to buy a stamp or seal for paper items and legal documents such as a license, newspapers and playing cards.
  • The Intolerable Acts 1774
  • A British soldier had struck a colonist who had been arguing with the soldier which led to a crowd throwing snowballs at the soldier. The redcoats were frustrated and scared so they started randomly shooting down colonists killing 5.
  • The colonists didn't like the taxes so by rebelling they put $4,000,000 worth of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • As a response to the Boston Tea Party the British destroyed the economy by enforcing martial law, closing down the legislature, closing the Boston Harbor, closing courts, and banning town meetings.
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