Colonists are not allowed to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains!
That's SO stupid! Why do we have to follow your rules?!
The Sons of Liberty - 1765
If he'd repealed the Stamp Act, this wouldn't have happened.
Alright, lets pay a visit to Thomas Hutchison!
The Boston Massacre - 1770
Why are they shooting?
No, Cripus! Please! Don't go!!
Fire! Fire! Fire!
The Proclamation Line prohibited the colonists from settling left of the Appalachian Mountains. Britain put the Proclamation Line in place to make peace with the Native Americans.The colonists thought it was unfair, so they settled on the Native American's land anyway.
Tea Act & Boston Tea Party - 1773
The Sons of Liberty was a "secret" organization, that tried to fight against taxes, and give more rights to the colonists. They formed originally to protest the Stamp Act. The Sons of Liberty hung some of the effigies and mobbed Thomas Hutchinson's house when he refused to repeal it, they returned again and mobbed him again. The Sons of Liberty inspired the Daughters of Liberty, which boycotted British goods. Eventually, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
The Intolerable Acts - 1774
It is SO unfair! I don't want to have some random soldier sleeping in my house!
The Boston Massacre was an important event in history. The colonists heard bells ringing, which means there is a fire, so they started yelling "Fire!" and the Red Coats thought their commander was saying to fire at the colonists, so they did. 5 colonists were killed during the massacre.
First Continental Congress - 1774
Georgia is not able to attend because they need Britain's support.
Does anyone have any ideas of how we can stop the stamp act?
The Boston Tea Party followed the passing of the Tea Act which taxed all tea, which was already expensive. Colonists dressed up as Native Americans to disguise themselves, and then they went onto Britain's ships. Then they threw boxes of tea into the ocean to protest the Tea Act. It cost the British thousands of dollars.
The Intolerable Acts, otherwise known as the Coercive Acts were meant to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The Intolerable Acts included the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act. The governor gained power, and the colonists lost some power. Britain gained more land south into the Ohio Valley. The colonists also had to house British soldiers.
I know, right! These laws are INTOLERABLE! My husband doesn't get a fair trial just because the British don't trust us.
The First Continental Congress was a group of representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies. They met in Carpenters' Hall in Pennsylvania from September 5 - October 26 to discuss the Coercive Acts. They also boycotted British goods, in hope that Britain would repeal the Coercive Act. They wanted the colonists to have more rights. Georgia was the only colony not present because they needed help from Britain, and didn't want to fight against them.