Road to Revolution
Updated: 11/25/2020
Road to Revolution

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  • But the new proclamation says we can't settle past the mountains!
  • The Proclamation of 1763
  • What are they going to do about it?
  • Sugar and Stamp Acts
  • You need to pay for a stamp to certify this document.
  • Why would I need a stamp?
  • They can't tax us!
  • "No Taxation Without Representation"
  • Yeah!
  • American made goods!
  • The Proclamation of 1763 was an act passed by Parliament to prevent fighting between colonists and natives by not allowing colonists to settle on the west side of the Appalachian Mountains after Pontiac's War. This act was mostly ignored by colonists, causing Britain to send in troops.
  • Townshend Act/Reaction
  • The Sugar and Stamps Acts were taxes passed by Parliament on sugar, and stamps, that were required on every document. This angered the colonists and hurt the colonial economy.
  • Boston Massacre
  • Get out!
  • Colonist were very upset because Parliament was passing all these taxes for the colonies but they didn't have any Parliamentary representation. This caused the colonists to protest.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Throw them overboard!
  • The Townshend Acts were new taxes placed on glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. The colonists responded by boycotting British goods, forcing the colonists to make their own.
  • Boycott British Goods!
  • The Boston Massacre was when a group of angry colonists shouted at a squad of British soldiers, until they fired on the open crowd, killing 5 unarmed colonists. This news was quickly spread to others in the colonies.
  • Parliament allowed the British East India Company to bypass taxes on tea, putting British merchants out of business. A group colonists responded by dressing up as Mohawk Native Americans and dumping 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbor. This event was known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • Hey!