American Revoultion

American Revoultion

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  • The French and Indian War
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • The sugar and stamp act
  • The French and Indian war took place in  1754–63 . War between the French and British to decide if Britain or France would be the strong power in North America. The war started over conflict of land and resulted in the signing of  Treaty of Paris. 
  • The Boston Massacre
  • Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III. After Britain won the French and Indian war they gained the land in North America which issued the Proclamation of 1763. The proclamation prohibited American colonists from settling west of Appalachia. The Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the French and Indian War, granted Britain a great deal of valuable North American land.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • The sugar act of 1764 also known as the American revenue act was a British law.  The Act put a tax on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies which impacted the manufacture of rum in New England. The stamp act is the act that imposed tax on all American colonists which required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. This included Legal documents, licenses, newspapers, and even playing cards were taxed. 
  • Treaty of Paris
  • The Boston Massacre was the physical altercation that started it all. It started with an argument between a young man and a British Officer, then the young man pressed his finger on the officer which led to the officer striking the young man with his musket. Then more and more people came to back up the young man and eventually people started throwing objects at the British soldiers leading  them to firing upon the civilians
  • The Boston Tea Party was a major act of rebellion amongst the colonists of Massachusetts. They disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. It was there way of going against the Tea Act.
  • The Treaty of Paris was the treaty that ended the Revolution in its entirety and also granted the United States its independence.
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