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The Boston Tea Party
Do you think we'll get busted for this?
Shut up! We're NATIVES, remember?!
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Woah! Chill, brother!
Battle of St. Lawrence River
Hands up, weapon down, and go away, or you're dead meat!
On December 16, 1773, the British carried 500,00 pounds of tea from the East India company to Boston, New York. Since the patriots were taxed on tea, some patriots dressed as Native Americans known as the Sons of Liberty boarded the ship and dumped 10,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor.
Declaration of Independence
General Washington, you are hereby declared president!
On April 19, 1775, the "shot heard around the world" in the Battles of Lexington and Concord started the American Revolution. This was because the patriots refused to pay taxes on tea. The patriots stole weapons and ammunition from Fort Ticonderoga while the British were busy, resulting in a victory for the patriots.
Treaty of Paris
Blah, blah, blah, we get it. Could you *ahem* leave now? PLEASE?!
We hereby decree tha-
On December 31, 1775, The Battle of the St. Lawrence River determined who would control the river and use it for transport and trade, therefore being an important battle. The British and French-Canadian troops drove off the American attack and ended the threat to the British control of Canada.
OK, OK, I'll be leaving now!
The Declaration of Independence is the statement made by the Second Continental Congress in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4th, 1776. It stated that all men are created equal, and there are certain rights to people that cannot be violated, including the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit to happiness.
The Treaty of Paris, sworn in on April 30, 1783, recognized U.S independence, resulting in the end of the American Revolution and the Seven Years War. It declared that British leave America, and America pay any debts still owed to the British. They also gave fair treatment to anyone who still remained loyal to the Crown.