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American Revolution Part 1
Updated: 2/19/2020
American Revolution Part 1
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  • The Tea Act of 1773 aimed to undercut "illegal tea" while raising taxes on British tea. This infuriated people and led to the famous (or infamous) Boston Tea Party.
  • Here's what we think of your tea!
  • The Townshend Acts raised taxes on staple goods, such as playing cards, paper, and glass. This led to widespread boycotts in the colonies.
  • That'll be $10.99
  • What??
  • The Boston Massacre came from an altercation between civilians and British military and was heavily publicized by Patriots
  • BREAKING NEWS
  • SEVERAL DEAD IN BOSTON MASSACRE
  • .
  • The Quartering Act of 1774 forced people to house British soldiers, which people obviously protested against.
  • Make me some food.
  • Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense" which calls for independence from corrupt governments and bolsters enthusiasm for separation
  • Buy my pamphlet.
  • People were angry about having to follow laws created by Parliament when the colonists had no representation in creating these laws.
  • No taxation without representation!
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