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Road to Revolution
Updated: 9/21/2020
Road to Revolution
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  • The French & Indian War
  • Sugar Act
  • Stamp Act
  • The French and Indian war was between the time of 1754-1763. It was also known as the seven seas war and was the final colonial war. The English and French were fighting for control over North America, the English won but went so far in debt is basically disroies their government.
  • Boston Massacre
  • The Sugar Act or the American Revenue Act happened around 1764. It reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon. It also listed more foreign goods to be taxed. For example sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric, and printed calico, and further, regulated the export of lumber and iron.
  • Intolerable acts
  • Boston Port Act Administration of Justice Act Massachusetts Government Act,Quartering ActQuebec Act
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • The Stamp Act was a 55 solutions parliament that was written by George Grenville rose in 1765. Then on February 17, the bill was passed, and on March 8th it was approved by the Lords, 2 weeks later put in order by the king. It was the first attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies.
  • Common Sense
  • Common Sense By: Thomas Paine
  • The Boston Massacre happed on March 5, 1770, and it was a street fight between a "patriot" mob and a squad of British soldiers. The patriot mob was throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at the soldiers. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. This was a huge even that lead to the revolution.
  • There were 5 different intolerable acts; the Boston Port Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Quartering Act of 1774, and the Quebec Act. They all happen in 1774. The laws were supposed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their protest against the government.
  • Common sense was a book that was written by Thomas Paine, in 1776. It challenged the authority of the Britsh government. Paine was the first to openly want and ask for independence, he didn't agree with the royal monarchy also.
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