The writing of the DOI

The writing of the DOI

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  • The colonies were growing, so they needed more land. Some colonists moved into French land and it started a war. The Indians joined the colonists' side
  • There's a new law that requires colonists to pay taxes for goods such as sugar, printed goods, and tea. This made colonists angry.
  • The Boston massacre was an event that occurred when some Redcoats shot and killed a few people while being attacked by a mob. 
  • The French and Indian war
  • The Boston Tea party was an event in which colonists dressed up as Native Americans, and dumped tea into the harbor. This was done to protest the tea act.
  • The Stamp act
  • The British got angry with the colonists' actions, so they closed Boston ports, and suspended the government of Massachusetts.
  • The Boston Massacre
  • Finally, the colonists declared their independence from Britain officially, and was signed by a whole bunch of people.  Two of the signers later became president.
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable/Coercive Acts
  • The Declaration of Independence
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