Events Leading Up to the American Revolution

Events Leading Up to the American Revolution
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  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • Settlers must not pass this point, as it does belong to Britain. 
  • We'll see!
  • You can't pass this point per the new law!
  • Stamp Act of 1765
  • Tax Office 
  • Here you go-thank you.
  • This is getting ridiculous! These prices are to high!
  • That will be ten pence for 10 pieces of stamped paper. 
  • Townshed Act of 1765
  • Of course, come in and I will get right to it.
  • We need your home and I need my clothes washed, a bed, and food. Now please!
  • They are so disrespectful and  I can't believe they are ordering me around.
  • The proclamation of 1763 gave England control of westward expansion by forbidding settles to move past the Appalachian mountains. The proclamation kept self-government in check. The act didn't minimize colonial expansion and settles still moved across the mountains. This was the beginning of the uprising of the colonists against the British.
  • Boston Massacre of 1770
  • Fire!
  • Make them stop! They are making fun of me and harassing me!
  • Colonist had to pay a tax on stamped paper goods. The colonists were angry because they believed that they were being taxed to make England richer. The colonists felt that they were being taxed without their consent because they didn't have a representative in the British Parliament. Patrick Henry called for a repeal of the act or the King would face an uprising.
  • The Tea Act and Boston Tea Party of 1773
  • Throw all 342 chests of tea overboard. And make it quick!
  • Charles Townshend passed the Townshend Acts which required colonists to house and provide for British troops. Because the colonists had to pay new taxes on imports, they were angry because they had to provide supplies for the soldiers.  After the Massachusetts Assembly wrote a letter of opposition, the British condemned any opposers of the act. Boycotts in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia were sparked by the Assembly voting to affirm their letter. 
  • The Intolerable Act of 1774
  • Start walking now! You're going to England to be tried. 
  • An argument between the colonists and Private Hugh White escalated outside the Custom House when people started to harass White. Armed British troops showed up to "maintain" the crowd; when someone yelled "fire", a few troops fired into the crowd. Thirteen people were sent to prison charged with murder and sent to trial. However, six of the soldiers were found not guilty and two were. The Sons of liberty used the event to show that British was evil and was used by the colonists as a cry for patriotism. 
  • Bam
  • Pow
  • Protestors of the British government boarded 3 trade ships and threw 342 chests of tea worth 90,000 pounds into the ocean. The protestors were The Sons of Liberty disguised as Indians; however, the British knew it was the colonists, not the Indians. Tea was a favorite drink in the colonies and Britain, but the British Government put a high tax on imported tea and required the colonists to only buy tea from the East India Trading Company. The colonists refused to pay and wanted the tea sent back to Britain; when the tea wasn’t sent back, the colonists protested. This went down in history as the Boston Tea Party.
  •  In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British government closed Boston’s sea port, reduced the rights of the self-government that resided in Boston, required accused criminals to be tried in England, and required the colonists to house troops unwillingly. This sparked new resistance in the colonies, and shined an innocent light on Massachusetts to the other colonies.
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