There's now an import tax on sugar and molasses!
My family can't afford that!
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
-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
-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.