The American Revolution Part 2

The American Revolution Part 2

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  • Boston Tea Party (December 6, 1773)
  • “What a man has honestly acquired is absolutely his own, which he may freely give, but cannot be taken from him without his consent.”
  • Intolerable Acts (March-June, 1774)
  • The Colonies trashed our beautiful tea from the East India Company! We will be punishing them for this!
  • Intolerable ActsThe Quartering ActShutting Boston Harbor until the wasted tea has been paid for. The Massachussets Government
  • First Continental Congress Covenes (September 5, 1774)
  • Let's be our own country!
  • The Parliament repealed all Townshend Acts in 1770 except for tea taxing. The British East India Company faced a financial situation, the British helped by passing the Tea Act, giving the company a monopoly on selling tea directly to the colonists and making taxed tea cheaper. The event was led by Samuel Adams along with the Sons of Liberty (disgused as native americans). They proceeded to the Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests worthy of £10,000 of tea. 
  • As a result from the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed down the Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts. The acts was shutting down the Boston Harbor until all expenses from tea dumping was paid for. Withdrawn Massachusset's government system and letting the British have power over them. They also extended Canadian borders to cut off the western colonies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
  • Delegates/representatives from each of the 13 colonies except Georgia (which was fighting a Native American uprising and was dependent on the British for military supplies) met in Philadelphia to discuss on how they will react to the Intolerable Acts from the British. The listed events led to this meeting which the colonies have decided that they wanted to be an independant country. Which, years further, the Declaration of Independence occured on July 4, 1776. 
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