The French and Indian was was also known as the 7 Years War. It was the first colonial war ever fought. The French and English were fighting over control of North America and the English won but, because of the amount of debt, their government was destroyed.
The Sugar Act was also known as the American Revenue Act, which occurred in 1764. This act reduced the tax on Molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon. There were also other foreign goods that were taxes like sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimento, etc.
The Intolerable Acts
The Stamp Act was announced on February 6, 1765. It was basically 55 resolutions for the Stamp Bill. The bill was passed on February 17 and approved by the Lords on March 8, then 2 weeks later, the king put it in order. This was the first attempt to assert government authority over the colonies.
The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. It began as a street fight between a patriot mob and a group of British soldiers. The patriots threw stones, snow, and sticks at the soldiers. They retaliated began shooting and many people either died or were injured, which lead to the revolution.
The Intolerable Acts consisted of five acts: The Boston Port Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Quartering Act of 1774, and the Quebec Act. All of these acts happened in 1774. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their protests.
1. Boston Port Act2. Administration of Justice Act3. Massachusetts Government Act4. Quartering Act5. Quebec Act
Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Pains in 1776. "Common Sense" was written to help the Americans that were on the fence of whether they did or did not want to fight for their independence from Britain. "Common Sense" helped to persuade them to want independence.