Causes of the American Revolution

Causes of the American Revolution

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  • The Proclamamtion of 1763
  • -Angrily- We are not able to pass these Appalachian Mountains due to the new proclamation of the British!
  • Do Not Pass
  • The Stamp Act of 1765
  • All colonists, you will need to pay for any paper products with a Britain stamp, this will prove you paid tax!
  • -Angered Colonists in frustration-
  • The Townshend Acts of 1767- 1768
  • Imposing duties on glass, lead, paint, paper, and any teas imported in the colonies (external taxes). provide quarters and supplies for British troops in America
  • What an excellent choice of acts you have there, Mr. Townshend.
  • The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the British to make peace with the Indians by checking the trespass of settlers on their lands. It forbid settlers to advance beyond the Appalachian Mountains and allowed England to control westward expansions. The expansions would be on British terms to have a bit of a "check" towards the Colonial government. To conclude this act, only licensed traders would be allowed to travel west or deal with Indians. In the end, it resulted in many economic benefits for Britain.
  • The Boston Massacre of 1770
  • The Stamp Act was an act that charged a direct tax on all the Thirteen Colonies . Colonists had to pay a tax on paper goods such as newspapers, magazines, and legal documents. The colonists were required to buy paper with a Britain stamp on it  to prove that they paid the tax, which angered the colonists. Many of the colonists felt that they couldn't be taxed without their consent and believed it was a way to make England richer. In the end, Patrick henry from the House of Burgesses called for a repeal of the tax, or the King would face a mutiny. The Stamp Act Congress was created in New York City.
  • The Tea Act & Boston Tea Party of 1773
  • The Townshend Acts were British acts of Parliament that were passed during 1767 and 1768 that related to the British in North America. Charles Townshend, who was the new exchequer proposed this program. The acts made the law of the quartering act of 1765 which required colonists to provide quarters and supplies for British troops in America. It was the providing of supplies and not the quartering, this is what angered the colonists most. They also enacted the Townshend Duties which taxes on imports from GBR which was lead, paint, paper, and tea. The Townshend called them "external taxes". 
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774
  • We as colonists shouldn't be punished by the British by getting the Boston Port closed and having to get rid of their loads of tea!
  • The Boston Massacre was a street fight which occurred on March 5, 1770. The fight was between a patriot mob who were throwing  snowballs, stones, and sticks at many British Soldiers. The Colonists got into an argument with British Private Hugh White outside the Custom House. This argument escalated when more people arrived to the see and started throwing things and harassing the whites. over 50 colonists ended up being there and soon British Troops arrived as well to maintain order. Five colonists died including a free Black.
  • 1, 2, 3 FIRE!
  • The tea act was the final event of the policies and taxes imposed by Britain. The purpose for this act was to reduce the amount of tea held by the British East India Company in London and help the company go through their financial struggles. The Boston Tea part was a political trade protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston Massachusetts on December 16, 1773. It was a protest known by the colonists against the British government. They boarded 3 trade ships on the Boston Harbor and threw the cargo of tea overboard, there was a total of 342 chests of tea thrown into the water. The protestors were dressed up like Indians as a disguise, although the British knew what they were up to.
  • What a disguise we pulled off of the British to get rid of the tea for us as colonists to stop paying taxes of the teas for the British Government.
  • The intolerable acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 right after the Boston Tea Party. The Acts closed the port of Boston, reduced their self-government autonomy, also those accused of crimes now had to be tried in England, and they must quarter troops. These acts made the habitants of Massachusetts a place where people would be executed for their religious beliefs to the other colonies and sparked new resistance throughout the colonies.
  • Boston Port
  • Now closing
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