Major Events Leading to the American Revolution

Major Events Leading to the American Revolution

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  • Quartering Act 1765
  • Are we being invaded?!
  • Stamp Act 1765
  • what? why?
  • ...Raising Revenue
  • Townshend Act 1767
  • Again?
  • We are raising revenue again!
  • King George III sent soldiers to enforce the Proclamation of 1763 and to keep peace. Although, colonists became angry because they believed the soldiers were there to send control and not protect them.
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • We're only here for peace!
  • An early tax raised revenue from colonists to pay the French and Indian War debt. They felt that they had no voice in making decisions from this.
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • Only tea from England!
  • That's so unfair!
  • An indirect tax was raised on colonists. People grew angry because they recognized the tax from parliament.
  • Lexington and Concord 1775
  • Requests are rejected!!
  • Hundreds of British soldiers stationed in Boston to keep peace. Yet, many citizens began arguing with the soldiers.  As a result, colonists died from a shooting that broke out. They demanded the king to remove soldiers.
  • Help! he's dying!
  • Leave us alone!
  • Colonists were forced to only buy tea from England. They were unhappy with the threat to their freedom of choice. Also, with the expense of tea.
  • The American Revolution War began when a shot was fired during a tense stand off. Blood was spilled in a meeting in Philadelphia.]
  • AHH!
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