Proclamation of 1763The Proclamation of 1763 made an imaginary line along the Appalachian Mountains and forbid colonists to settle on the west of the mountains. Its purpose was to stop fighting between colonists and natives.
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Sugar and Stamp ActThe tax on sugar was so high people wanted to smuggle it in. Grenville lowered the tax but wanted it enforced. The Stamp Act was placed on legal documents, newspapers, playing cards, and dice.
"No Taxation without Representation"Colonists pointed to Magna Carta. Only elected officials could pass taxes, since colonists had no representation in Parliament, that means Parliament can't tax them.
Townshend ActsIn 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts. This taxed glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. Colonists got upset.
Boston MassacreTwo regiments of British soldiers were sent to protect customs officials in Boston. A group was yelling at British soldiers and the soldiers fired shots at them. Crispus Attucks was the first killed in the revolution.
Boston Tea PartyThree ships arrived in Boston loaded with tea. December 16, 1773, a group of colonists dressed as Mohawk Natives rushed into the harbor. They dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.