I wish we didn't have to move west of the Appalachian Mountains!
The Boston Massacre
Tea Act / Boston Tea Party
Lets thrown the tea!
At the end of the French and Indian War, British passed the Proclamation Line of 1763. This made the colonists not be able to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Intolerable Acts
On March 5th, 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. The Boston massacre was between the Colonists and the British Soldiers (redcoats). The colonists where unarmed, while the redcoats were. There were massive protests and some people ended up dead.
The First Continental Congress
Lets start a revolution!
The Tea Act is when the British lowered the prices on tea, but made colonists pay taxes on the tea. Which was not good for colonial trade. The colonists were mad about this so they (led by Sons of Liberty) decided to board tea ships to the Boston Harbor. When the tea got there the colonists dressed up as Native Americans and dumped the tea into the harbor. This was called the Boston Tea Party. To punish the colonists, British created the Coercive Acts or the Intolerable Acts. This occurred in 1773.
The Stamp Act
Time to collect the taxes!
The Intolerable Acts were a punishment for the colonists from the British after the Boston Tea Party. The Intolerable Acts did three things. It closed the Boston Harbor, ended town meetings and legislature was restricted with a new governor, and Quartering Acts which let the troops be housed in any colonial building.
The 1st Continental Congress was when the delegates from the thirteen colonies (except Georgia) met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On September 5 to October 26, 1774.
The Stamp Act was when the British put taxes on paper products. To rebel, the colonists formed a secret society called the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty protested against these taxes. Sometimes even tarring and feathering on their tax collectors. This occurred in 1765.