No More Settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains!
The Sugar Act
Taxes on Molasses!
Taxes on Sugar!
The Boston Massacre
Many Colonial Settlers were leaving England to live along the Atlantic coast. But Indian leader Chief Pontiac opposed the settlement in the new land. British feared more fighting would take place if the colonists kept moving so King George the 3rd established a rule banning settlement anywhere west of the Appalatian Mountians.
The Tea Act/Boston Tea Act
Dump That Tea!
In 1764 Parliament approved The Sugar Act. The Sugar Act put taxes on molasses and sugar imported by colonists. The Sugar Act was the first act to be specifically used to raise money.
The Intolerable Acts
Lets STOP this rebellion!!!
On March 5th 1770, Someone (supposedly a colonist in the crowd) shouted "fire." and the British Solders shot their guns at angry mob of men who had lost their jobs. The men were told not to fire but they shot a man, and the massacre began. When the smoke cleared up, The Solders had shot four more men.
The First Continental Congress
Whatever shall we do?
On December 16th three ships returned from England with tea in Boston Harbor. That night, hundreds of people showed up and tossed 340 chests full of tea into the harbor. After they finished dumping the tea, most people fled the scene. The British government was outraged and tried to make the colonists pay for the dumped tea.
The Intolerable acts are the laws that passed through British parliament after the occurring of the Boston tea party.
Before the shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, the colonies made an attempt to settle the concerns and frustrations raised with the Intolerable Acts through debate and discussion. so, the First Continental Congress was called to order on September 5th, 1774.