Here ye! Here ye! A message from the king! No settling West of The Appalachian Mts.!
The Sugar Act:1764
We'll tax the colonists on sugar, they'll pay for the war!
The Boston Massacre:1770
The Proclamation of 1763 was in 1763 (obviously). King George lll issued a royal decree prohibiting the colonists from settling west of The Appalachian Mountains. This was put in order to try and cease fighting between the colonists and the Native Americans so that the British wouldn't have to pay for defense.
The Tea Act/Boston Tea Party:1773
Keep throwing the tea in before we get caught!
The Sugar Act of 1764 was used to gain money for Great Britain by taxing the colonists on sugar. This act was passed by the parliament and colonists were angry about this because they did not want to be taxed, especially without their consent.
The Intolerable Acts:1774
I know! They closed The Boston Harbor!
I can't believe these Intolerable Acts!
The Boston Massacre of 1770 was a very large event in U.S history. The colonists began to throw rocks, sticks, snowballs, etc. at the Redcoats in a town square. It is said that someone from the crowd yelled "Fire!" and the soldiers began to fire at the colonists. Four colonists were killed.
The First Continental Congress:1774
We shall not stand for these Intolerable Acts!
The Tea Act taxed tea being sent to the colonists.The colonists were angered because they were not represented by British Parliament. and had no say whatsoever in these taxations. Angry colonists then snuck abroad a ship delivering tea to the colonies and dumped a lot of tea into The Boston Harbor.
The Intolerable Acts were put to action as punishment for The Boston Tea Party. The British called them Coercive Acts, but the colonists gave them the name "Intolerable Acts" because they thought they were intolerable. One of these acts included The Boston Port Act. The Boston Harbor was sealed off.
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of representatives of twelve of the thirteen colonies. Georgia did not send a representative. It was formed in response to the Intolerable Acts, which they couldn't stand any longer. They came up with ways to rebel against these acts, including economical boycotts.