Social Studies Mini Project

Social Studies Mini Project

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  • Stamp Act
  • Sugar Act
  • Quartering Act
  • In early 1765 the Stamp Act was passed The Stamp Act was when colonist were required to buy special tax stamps for products and activities . They would often put it on newspaper, wills, license and other things. Their was a lot of protests against it. The Stamp Act Congress sent a petition to the King and Parliament to take away the Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacre
  • In 1764 the Parliament passed the Sugar Act. The Sugar Act was when a tax was put on several products. One of the products was molasses. It also was a punishment for smugglers. Colonist were unhappy because of the new taxes they had to pay. They were even more upset because the King and Parliament had tax them without their permission.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • In 1763 Parliament Passed the Quartering Act. They made the act to save money. Colonist were required to a house British soldiers. The colonist were supposed to provide them with food and give them supplies. Colonist were unhappy because the Parliament were not respecting their rights.
  • Important People
  • In March 15 1770 the Parliament discontinued all of Town-shed duties except for one of the tea products. The angry workers and sailers didn't like that so the thought it would be a good idea to challenge the British Soldiers who had guns. The workers and sailors picked up rocks and snowballs and through them at the soldiers. It later led to a massacre with a lot of people dead.
  • In December 16 1773 The Boston Tea Party occurred. The Son of Liberty put together port cities to stop the East Indian Company tea from unloading the tea. They threatened the ship captains and the merchants who were going to buy the tea. The tea was unloaded buy the Son of Liberty and thrown into the Boston Harbor. The result of the Boston Tea Party was that thousands of dollars worth of tea was dumped into the Harbor.
  • Patrick Henry- Patrick was a talent spokesperson for our independence and our liberty. His most famous speech was in 1775 "Give me liberty, of give me death". In this speech he was fighting for our liberty. Benjamin Franklin- Benjamin was a one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a scientist and a inventor. He was the inventor of the rocking chair, bifocals, the American Penny and many other things. Thomas Paine- Thomas was an influential 18th century writer. One of his writings separated us from the British. He influenced the American Revolution and pave the way to the Declaration of independence .
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