Surrender! We should have this land! We do not surrender we win.
French and Indain War
Ok!! We surrender! Have the land, but spare us and let us leave!
Terrible! We are going to be poor! And they will be rich!
Sugar Act -1764
Order of the King! You must pay a tax to get your sugar. Order of the Crown
This is so unfair! An outrage, but we can't do anythig abut it....
Declaratory Act -1766
I am declaring that we can make the laws we want to make, and we can inforce them if we want to!!
whatever you say sir!
The colonists don't know how much power we REALLY have!! I am passing a law that will show the colonist who is in charge.
Before the American Revolution, the British and the French were in war over land in present-day America. The war ended up costing England a lot of money and left them in debt, which the Colonists had to eventually pay off, and they weren't happy about it.
Boston Massacre -1770
- In 1764, the British finally decided to do something about the dept that they were in, so the Crown decided to tax the Colonists on anything that included sugar. This event created a tension between the English and the colonies, one more tax, and the colonies would lose control.
1st Continental Congress - 1774
We need to do somethng...
We should create an army on the side, just in case. The crown has been very spontaneous lately..
-1766 After the King’s failed attempt at another tax, they passed a law that declared them as the boss. This act stated that the English could create laws and enforce them, and this really upset the colonists, the road to war was being paved.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord
On March 15, 1770, a mob of colonists were taunting a group of red coats standing in a town square, although nobody knows who fired first, the British ending shot and killed 5 colonists. This event was the first bloodshed of the American Revolution and caused huge propaganda.
Oh my god!
Watch out! get down!
In September of 1774, a group of men came together to discuss growing tension between the British and the Colonists. The men created an unofficial army just in case of a sudden incident, but the English very much didn't like what was happening because they wanted full authority.
You are right, we need to be ready. I think we should try to communicate with the King though
This event was really the first battle of the American Revolution and occurred in April of 1775. On this day, the British were traveling to Concord and had to push past the Colonists in Lexington, but the would eventually loose this "battle" in Concord. The American Revolution had started.