What Led to the American Revolution?

What Led to the American Revolution?

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  • French & Indian War
  • Acts
  • Groups
  • After this war between the French and the British, it led to Britain losing a lot of their money. This war was 9 years from 1754-1763 and it was fought between the colonies in Britain and New France.
  • Protests
  • There were 5 different kinds of acts, their was the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Declaratory Act, and the Tea Act. The Sugar Act of 1764 aimed to end smuggling, The Quartering Act of 1765 was to require colonial authorities to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to British forces stationed in their towns or villages, The Stamp Act of 1765 was an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents, The Declaratory Act of 1766  was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, The Tea Act of 1773 was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain. T
  • Start of the Revolutionary War
  • There are the Sons and Daughters of Liberty. The sons of liberty are men and boys that organized resistance to the stamp act, they also burned effigies, or straw dummies, made to look like royal officials. The daughters of liberty are girls and women that helped to make boycott of british trade effective.  
  • Declaration of Independence
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  • The Boston Massacre of 1770 was when British troops opened fire on a crowd of protesters outside the customs house in Boston. The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was when the colonists attempted to prevent the unloading of a cargo of tea that had arrived in Boston Harbor. The protesters ripped open 342 chests and dumped the tea into the harbor.
  • On April 19, 1775 fighting broke out between Great Britain and the American colonies, which was the start of the American Revolution.
  • The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776. It was signed by the founding fathers.
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