Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • Proclamation of 1763
  • No British settlers West of the Appalachian Mountsins!
  • Stamp Act-1765
  • Make the Colonists pay for the war!
  • Tax Colonists on all paper items!
  • Boston Massacre-1770
  • STOP
  • FIRE!!!
  • Keep firing! 
  • The Proclamation of 1763 was a law passed to stop the conflict between the British colonists and the Native Americans. This law also forbid British settlement West of the Appalachian Mountains, and removed the settlers from the Ohio River Valley.
  • Tea Act/Boston Tea Party-1773
  • Get your tea out of here, your putting us out of buisness!
  • The Stamp Act was a taxation on the American colonies from the British government.  The American colonies had to pay for stamps or seals when they bought paper items like cards, newspapers, legal documents etc.  This was the first attempt to raise money from the parliament.
  • Intolerable Acts-1774
  • This just made the colonists even more upset!
  • The Boston Masacre was when the colonists felt threatend by the British soliders. On March 5th, 1770, the colonists were arguing with the soliders and the British troops shot into the crowd killing three men. No one knows who yelled fire into the crowd.
  • First Continental Congress-1774
  • Lets do it!
  • Lets join together to boycott the British trade!
  • The British East India Company, a tea company, had huge amounts of tea but were not allowed to sell it directly to the colonists.  The colonists decided to start smuggling the tea.  Because of all the smuggling the Tea Act was passed where they could sell directly to the colonists.  Other tea companys thought this would put them out of buisness so colonists snuck onto the ships and dumped more than 340 cases of tea into the water.
  • Stop dumping my tea in the water!
  • The new British prime minister was upset about the Boston Tea Party so Paraliament passed the Coercive Acts in spring of 1774. Some of the affect, including closing the Boston Harbor and cancelling the Massacusetts charter, only made the colonists more upset, which is why they call it the Intolerable Acts.
  • We need to stop these colonists from their actions against us!
  • A meeting held in Philadelphia in the fall of 1774 in which the colonists wanted to figure out how they should be governed, specifically in terms of British authority. At this point they were not thinking of complete seperation, but more of how to resolve their conflicts.
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