Road To Revolution

Road To Revolution

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  • The French and Indian War - 1754
  • Hey those are NOT the French! 
  • RUNNN!
  • The Sugar Act - 1764
  • Indian Sugar- tax 6 pence 
  • I need sugar for my cookies and I'm not paying tax.
  • The Boston Massacre - 1770
  • “The madness of mobs or the insolence of soldiers, or both, when too near to each other, occasion some mischief.” Benjamin Franklin, 1768
  •     The French and Indian War was significant because without this 7-year war the road to revolution would not have started. The French and Indian War was fought by the Indians who were hired to fight for the French.
  • Boston Tea Party -1773
  • No taxation without representation!
  •     The Sugar Act was significant because all of the sugar that was imported was taxed this is where the taxation started. People had the money to pay tax but they didn't pay because of principal. So people started to smuggle in sugar and molasses. 
  • Lexington and Concord - 1775
  • "Stand your ground. Do not fire unless you are fired upon, but if they mean war, let it begin here." by Captain Parker (1775)
  • The Boston Massacre is very significant because this flammed the Revolution. The Boston Massacre showed the colonists that the Red Coats don't care about them they will do anything to protect themselves.
  • Declaration of Independence - 1776 
  • The Boston Tea Party was very important because the colonists throwing the stolen tea overboard shows that the colonists were serious and that they were not paying tax on anything. After the tea was thrown colonist started making homemade goods to avoid paying tax.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord was significant because this battle was a huge confidence booster for the Colonists. This battle showed that they could actually win the revolution. 
  • The Declaration of Independence was significant because they had won and now they wouldn't have to be policed around by England they had freedom.
  • States that life, liberty, and property are natural rights and that it is the government's duty to protect those rights. When the government does not they can be rightfully overthrown.
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