American Revolution Events

American Revolution Events

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All the major events leading up to the revolution.

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  • There are almost no mines in the colonies!
  • Currency Act
  • What! That is all we have!
  • it is very hard to trade in coins. Britain takes all the coins in other taxes!
  • You have gold and silver
  • You have enough money in coins
  • I guess that gives us more control!
  • Paper currency is worthless now
  • Outrage!
  • Boston massacre
  • wasn't me
  • Money doesn't grow on trees!
  • The taxes are needed!
  • Who through that stick!?
  • Boston Tea Party
  • No taxation without representation!
  • The Currency Act abolished using paper money for trade with Britain, forcing the colonists to only use hard coins. The problem being, there were very few rich mines in the colonies. This put the colonists in a trade deficit and gave Britain more power. This was an outrage to the colonists and lead to riots, such as the Boston Massacre.
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • Oh ya, the Boston Harbor is shut down and your neighbors are in Canadian territory.
  • This can't be legal!
  • Colonists became outraged after the Currency Act and the Sugar Act that all of their money was going to taxes. A mob of people were saying some very disrespectful things to a group of Red Coats. In the end, a few colonists were killed and many injured from gunshots. This event, The Boston Massacre, was the perfect opportunity for the Patriots to convince the others to rebel.
  • Shot heard 'round the world/ Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • Sayveh-Mh-eee
  • Tea was the most important drink to the colonists. The tax on tea was an outrage to the colonists, so they rebelled. In the Boston Tea Party, the patriots dressed as Indians and threw all the tea overboard, causing a great loss of trade money for the British. The Boston Tea Party led up to the Intolerable Acts, which closed the Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for.
  •  Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Just keep charging, they will beak eventually!
  • We have the right to this house now. Go sleep on the couch.
  • The Intolerable Acts shut down Boston Harbor, gave Canada some of the Colonist's land, gave the Red Coats the right to live in a colonist's house, and search them whenever they wanted. Also, they could do pretty much whatever they desired because their court was in Britain with biased judges. These acts took enough away from the colonists that they held the First Continental Congress, where they sent a petition to the British Parliament.
  • Also, we can do pretty much whatever we want because the congress in Britain is biased for us. Have fun with the new laws!
  • The British were coming to confiscate Colonial weapons. The Colonists knew they were coming from spies and there was an armed militia ready to fight. Soon they met on a bridge where shots were fired. This was the first shots fired by the colonists. This led to the Second Continental Congress, where the Olive Branch Petition was made. A final attempt for peace.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle of The Revolutionary War. Even though the colonists technically lost the battle, it was considered a moral victory. The colonists proved how much the land meant to them, and that they were willing to fight. Also, much more British troops were killed than colonists. This battle led to the Battle of Yorktown, which was the last war.
  • Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!
  • Take 'em down
  • They just keep coming
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