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  • Proclamation of 1763 (10/7/1763)
  • The proclamation of 1763 was a British-produced boundary marked in the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists were very angered by the proclamation. They felt as though it was England trying to keep them under strict boundaries.The colonists ended up rebelling to this law .
  • Sugar act (4/5/1764)
  • The Sugar act was aimed towards ending the thievery of molasses or sugar. This angered a bunch of colonists due to the fact they used sugar and molasses to make rum which was in high demand at the time. The sugar act restricted the trade of molasses and was sold only by high pricing plantations in the British West Indies.
  • Sugar
  • Stamp Act (10/7/1765)
  • The stamp act forced colonists to place a stamp, that stood for a tax on a variety of papers. It was enforced by the British government without the approval of colonial legislatures, and colonial money was substituted for harder to obtain British pound.
  • Townshend Acts (6/29/1767)
  • The British Parliament enacted a bunch of laws which were the Townshend Acts in 1767 that inflicted taxes on goods brought into the American colonies. But since they weren't represented in the Parliament, American colonists viewed the Acts as an abuse of power.
  • Boston Massacre (3/5/1770)
  • Boston Tea Party (12/16/1773)
  • The Boston Massacre was a fight between colonists and part of the British army. The Colonists antagonized the soldiers by throwing snowballs, stones, and clubs. Following the killings of the citizens, speech writers launched an effort to incite public outrage.
  • The Boston Tea Party was a political action that took place at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts, on 12/16/1773. 342 chests of tea had been imported by the British East India Company and dumped into the harbor by colonists.
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