Causes of the American Revolution

Causes of the American Revolution

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  • The Stamp Act
  • All paper goods will be taxed!
  • The Sugar Act
  • There's now an import tax on sugar and molasses!
  • My family can't afford that!
  • Quartering Act
  • Hey guys. I'm a complete stranger here to live with you. I expect you to feed me and give me supplies.
  • -1765 -The Stamp Act required all paper documents to be stamped (books, playing cards, etc.) -The Stamp Act Congress was a colonial action formed to protest the Stamp Act
  • Boston Massacre
  • Ow!
  • Hey!
  • Watch it!
  • -1764 -The Sugar Act created an import tax on sugar and molasses -Colonists were unhappy because there was a harsh punishment for smugglers
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Dump the tea, men!
  • -1765 -The Quartering Act forced colonists to house soldiers and supply them with food and other supplies -Colonists were unhappy because they had to let strangers into their home and take care of them
  • Important People
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Paine
  • Patrick Henry
  • -March 5th, 1770 -During the Boston Massacre, the Britsh and the colonists got into a fight -The results of the Boston Massacre was Samuel Adams creating the Committees of Correspondence
  • -December 16th, 1773 -The Boston Tea Party was led by Samuel Adams -During the Boston Tea Party, angry colonists called the Sons of Liberty dumped one million dollars worth of tea into the Boston Harbor -The Intolerable Acts were passed as a result of the Boston Tea Party
  • -Patrick Henry was an American planter and attorney. Important quote-"No taxation without representation". This quote means that the colonists believed that the taxes the British passed were against their rights as they did not have a say in them -Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father and a politician. His important work was helping to write the Declaration of Independence.  -Thomas Paine was an English American writer whose writings helped influence the American Revolution. He wrote "Common Sense" along with other writings.
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