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  • Stamp Act
  • Sugar Act
  •  Quartering Act
  • The Stamp Act was in March of 1765. It was a time when all colonists had to buy special stamps. The Stamp Act Congress sent a petition to the king to end the act. This attempt failed.
  • Boston Massacre
  • The Sugar Act was in 1764. This put a duty or tax on several products coming to the U.S. Colonial merchants sometimes smuggled the goods. The colonists were unhappy because the goods were sugar, molasses, and even tea. These goods were very rare so were a lot of money.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • The Quartering Act was in 1763. This was when if a British soldier knocks at your door and needs food and housing, you have to do it. Colonists were unhappy because they didn't like the fact they had to house random people. This was a colonist protest. The government wanted to save money.
  • Importamt People
  • The Boston Massacre was in 1770. It was a fight that started on the street between colonists and British soldiers. This quickly escalated to slaughter of many people. This led up to the American Revolution.
  • The Boston Tea Party was in 1773. This was led by Samuel Adams. This was a political protest for the taxes. Colonists got angry and poured 342 chests of tea into the British harbor. Before the colonists left they had to clean all the decks. All this led to the American Revolution too.
  • e Patrick Henry was one of the founding fathers of The United States, and Virginias first governor. "No taxation without representation". Benjamin Franklin was also a founding father, and helped publish the Constitution. He was a very good at science. Thomas Paine was a political philosopher. He published The Common Sense which was the first advocate for American Independence.
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