Colony Acts

Updated: 5/19/2020
Colony Acts

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  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • First Continental Congress
  • Several days later after 11-year-old boy named Christopher Seider was killed, a fight broke out between local workers and British soldiers. It ended with a handful of men dead and set the stage for the bloody war yet to come.
  • The Boston Tea Party of December 1773 was no "party" at all. It was actually a protest by Americans dressed up like Native Americans. They distroyed a shipment of tea while the ship was docked in the harbor because they were angry about taxes and unfair business arrangements with East India Tea Company.
  • The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the argument of “no taxation without representation,” colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax.