and its colonies:the Proclamation of 1763 & the Stamp Act.France and England fought for the rich fur region of Ohio River Valley. After the British won the French and Indian War, the British obtained Canada and west of the Mississippi River. Due to the economic cost of the war, Britain's colonies started a revolution against Britain. (Proclamation of 1763 & Stamp Act)
Declaration of Independence
The Proclamation was issued in order to stabilize relations between Great Britain and the American Indian tribes that lived in the river valley. The British could not afford to fight in another costly war, but the people who participated in the war were hoping of owning new western land. So, the people ignored the Proclamation and settled in the valley anyway. Colonists were being directly taxed for the first time without colonial “representation” in the British Parliament.
Battle of Kettle Creek
The Stamp Act put a direct tax on items most commonly used by colonists, such as newspapers, licenses, and legal documents. Citizens hung effigies of Parliamentary leaders and royal governors, attacking the homes of British officials, and tarring and feathering tax collectors.
Siege of Savannah
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The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and signed by the three Georgians, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, & George Walton. The declaration has three sections, the Preamble, grievances against King George lll, and the actual "declaration of independence”. The Preamble explains to the reader about the natural rights of all people and states the reasons for the document. The second part is a list that details why the colonies deemed independence necessary. The final part is where the colonists officially severed ties from Great Britain, the mother country.
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The Battle of Kettle Creek was veery important to the Georgians, because they were victorious, they replenished supplies, and set stage for their victory towards the end of the revolutionary war. Elijah Clarke led the Georgia militia to attack an encampment of 600 British Loyalists. Both Clarke and Austin Dabney (a slave that served in the militia) were heroes.
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In 1778, the British recaptured Savannah making Georgia the only colony to be officially retaken by the British during the war.After five days of intense shelling from French ships and Patriot batteries, little damage was done to the British military but several civilians in the city were killed. Though the Siege of Savannah was a failure for the Patriots, several American heroes emerged from the battle.