Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • The colonists shall not settle past the Appalachian Mountains to prevent fighting between Colonists and Native Americans!
  • The Stamp Act- 1765
  • No taxation without representation!
  • The Boston Massacre-1770
  • British settlers started settling closer to Native American territory. The Native Americans started attacking forts that were on their land. To avoid more conflict, King George III approved the Proclamation of 1763,  which banned settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The Tea Act/Boston Tea Party-1773
  • The Stamp Act was an event in which the British taxed the colonists on all paper products. They did this because they were in debt from the French and Indian War. The colonists protested this law by using the phrase "No taxation without representation!".  Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766.
  • The Intolerable Acts-1774
  • The Boston Massacre was an event in which the British shot at the colonists on March 5, 1770. One day, a British soldier had an argument with a colonist and struck him. A crowd gathered and people started throwing things and shouting insults. Someone in the crowd yelled something that caused the British soldiers to believe they were supposed to fire, and they did.
  • The First Continental Congress-1774
  • We are here to discuss the British.
  • Parliament dropped all taxes on goods, except the tax on tea. Colonial merchants were smuggling imported tea and paying no duty on it. The British East India Company made an offer. Parliament agreed and passed the Tea Act. This angered the colonists because this would drive local smugglers out of business. On December 16, 1773, colonists disguised as Indians dumped the tea on the ships into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by British parliament to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party.  The laws closed the Boston harbor, and made colonists house British soldiers.
  • The Boston Harbor is now closed!
  • The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 out of the 13 colonies. It was formed in response to parliament passing the Intolerable Acts. The congress discussed the current situation with England.
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