4 Main Events That Led to the American Revolution

4 Main Events That Led to the American Revolution
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  • Main Events that led to the Revolutionary War
  • I have to pay a tax that certifies I have graduated!
  • Stamp Act 1765
  • Really? 
  • I am imposing a tax on items such as newspapers, playing cards, birth certificates, and diplomas.
  • Townshend Acts 1767
  • I have had enough!
  • I am imposing another tax! This time it is against led, paint, paper, tea, and glass!
  • Run for your life!
  • The four main events that led up to the Revolutionary War were, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, Boston Massacre, and Lexington and Concord.
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • The Stamp Act required colonists to buy a stamp for every piece of paper they used. The colonists found it as "Taxation without Representation"
  • Lexington and Concord
  • The Townshend Act required the colonists to pay a tax on certain goods the colonies imported from Britain.  The goods included items such as glass, paint, paper, tea and lead.  The colonists also recognized the act as "Taxation without Representation" once again.
  • Conclusion
  • British soldiers fire into an unruly mob of citizens. Words of the "massacre" spread to every colonist showing that the British are willing to kill their own citizens and needed to leave Boston.
  • The British planned to seize stores of colonial gunpowder and weapons and to capture the rebel leaders. The British pushed onto Concord where they were met by more minutemen. Nobody knows who fired first but when the smoke cleared, eight colonists were dead and 10 were wounded. When the British retreated to Boston, more minutemen fired from behind trees.
  • In conclusion, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, Boston Massacre, and Lexington and Concord were the four main events that led up to the Revolutionary War
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