Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • No colonists will cross the Appalachian Mountains towards the Indians, unless they are licensed to. 
  • But....
  • Stamp Act-1765
  • There will be taxation on license, legal documents, newspapers, pamphlets and even playing cards!
  • The Boston Massacre- 1770
  • We must shoot the colonists ! They're attacking us!
  • Run!
  • The British didn't want the Colonist to be able to trade with the Indians. So, after the 7 Years' War, the British made a proclamation to the colonists saying that they couldn't travel west of the Appalachian Mts. From this, only licensed colonists were able to travel westward to make deals or trade with the Indians.  This was the first Proclamation that affected all of the 13 colonies
  • The Tea Act/Boston Tea Party-1773
  • There was a major riot between the British and Colonists. The British thought it would be fair to tax the Colonists on paper items because that had to pay taxes similar to that. But, the Colonists didn't like it, so right away they protested. A famous quote that was said a lot by the colonists was "NO Taxation Without Representation".
  • The Intolerable Acts-1774
  • Stop it! We're just Massachusetts colonists!
  • This event got the whole town angry over who should be blamed  for this terrible act. When a British solider felt attacked, he shot a colonist to defend himself. This got the crowd watching and led to 3 more colonist being killed. Six British soldiers were accused of shooting and killing the colonist, but only two were actually charged with murder. This calmed some of the crowd down and stopped more riots from happening.
  • The First Continental Congress-1774
  • We're not sure.
  • So, what are we going to do? These colonists need laws!
  • A lot of tea was thrown into the Boston harbor, about 340 chests (1 million dollars worth). The colonist protested because they were tired of having to buy tea from a certain company, British East India Tea Company. So, the colonists dressed up as Indians to show that they were now apart of America property and not British property anymore. This turned the whole Boston Harbor brown and the British had to pay for the tea that was lost.
  • Hurry, throw the tea! 
  • WAIT!!!!
  • The British wanted to get back at the Massachusetts Colonists after the Boston Tea Party. They made harsh punishments to get back at the colonists for destroying previous landmarks and a bad reaction to the British Tea Tax of 1773. Some of these punishments included the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Quebec Act and the Quartering Act.  
  • You must pay for the sins that you've committed!
  • The First Continental Congress took place in Philadelphia to discuss the Coercive Acts. Delegates from 12 out of the 13 colonies came to participate in it. They talked about how the Colonists were opposing their ideas of taxes and all the tea they dumped in the Boston Harbor. This made it hard for the British to pay taxes from the war, so that had to come up with a new solution. 
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