How King George III's Taxes Lead to the American Revolution

How King George III's Taxes Lead to the American Revolution

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  • After the French and Indian War, money was tight. King George III's taxes played a big part in the start of the American Revolution. First, King George III signed off on the Quartering Act.
  • Now that the war is over, we need MONEY! We will tax the 13 Colonies!
  • The Quartering Act was a kind of taxing that made it so civilians had to house soldiers if needed, which includes a place to sleep and meals to eat. This upset colonists, especially because they had no say in the matter.
  • King George III, however did not rest at the Quartering Act. He had more plans in store. He passed the Stamp Act of 1765.
  • The more money, the better!
  • The Stamp Act taxed all printed documents, such as licenses, newspapers, legal documents, and even things like the cards you play with!
  • Though the colonists were already upset, King George passed yet another law, called the Townshend Acts of 1773. This taxed paper, lead, glass, and most importantly, tea.
  • More taxes!
  • The Boston Tea Party of 1773
  • Between the unfairness of King George III's taxes, and the fact that the colonists were not represented in any of the laws, uproar occurred. Colonists boycotted British goods, and the taxes ultimately lead to the Boston Tea Party. These are prime examples as to why King George III's taxes were a cause of the American Revolution.
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