Revolutionary War Comic Strip

Updated: 10/7/2021
Revolutionary War Comic Strip

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  • Mr. Hawes: Today in class we will be discussing the timeline of events of the revolutionary period, starting from the French and Indian War, leading up to the Revolutionary War.
  • 1.) Mr. Hawes: Can a couple of you try to explain what the French and Indian War was?
  • 4.) Abby: The British ended up winning this war and taking control of many lands.
  • 3.) Theodosia: Yes, and it was fought over who got control of the vast colonial territory in North America.
  • 2.) Vanessa: Didn't the French and Indian War occur from 1754 to 1763, between France and Great Britain?
  • 1.) Mr Hawes: Yes, that is all correct. Now, an important event that occurred on this timeline after the French and Indian War was the Stamp Act being imposed in 1765.
  • 2.) Mr. Hawes: This act was put in place for the British to be able to keep up with the costs needed to defend the growing British Empire. Being the Parliament’s first attempt to increase revenue through direct taxation, the colonists strongly disliked this tax, which lead to unrest in the colonies and the Stamp Act Congress (October 1765). Many colonists did not use the stamps, burned the stamps, and started riots.
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  • 2.) Jess: How about theSons and Daughters of Liberty
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  • 1.) Mr. Hawes: Okay, can someone give me another event/key term on this timeline that came after the Stamp Act?
  • 3.) Mr. Hawes: The Sons and Daughters of Liberty, starting in 1765, were American colonists that were in support of the patriot cause. The Sons, which had started as a response to the Stamp Act, used protests, threats, and violence to intimidate the loyalists and to make their point clear to Parliament. The Daughters supported the patriot cause by having boycotts and creating homemade products. This group had basically created the Boston Tea Party, and overall helped to organize the colonists’ resistance to British policies.
  • 1.) Mr. Hawes: Someone describe another event/key term on this revolutionary period timeline please.
  • 2.) Abby: The Townshend Acts were a series of four acts that were passed by the British Parliament in 1967 in order to be able to actually have control and authority over the colonies. These acts were supposed to suspend the colonists’ assemblies that opposed the British, and impose strict provisions for collecting revenue duties. Many people did not like these acts, and ended up reacting in different ways, which caused Parliament to dispatch two regiments of the British army to Boston.
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  • Mr. Hawes: Yes, very good. Now, one those small British armies were shot and killed five British colonists, creating The Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Those soldiers were charged with murder, but were given a civilian trial in which John Adams provided a successful defense.