American Colonists

American Colonists
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  • Proclamation
  • No colonists allowed
  • Stamp Act
  • we are going to tax the colonists
  • why would we
  • are we going to talk to them about it
  • Townshend Act
  • Are we at least going to tell them this time
  • Again!
  • We gonna tax the colonists again
  • Nope
  • The king says all land west of the Appalachian mountains was off limits. The colonists were mad because they thought they deserved the land. This was because they had helped fight with them.
  • Boston Massacre
  • A tax placed on on the colonists items like newspapers, marriage licenses, playing cards, and pamphlets.  The colonists were not happy because they were not asked to about it.  No one even told them.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Parliment decides to tax the colonists again! As you could imagine the colonists were even more outraged this time because once again they were not asked.
  • Lexington and Concord
  • British soldiers were stationed outside a custom's house. A shot was fired and chaos broke loose. 5 people were killed. The colonists wanted a trial for the soldiers.
  • The colonists could only buy tea from the British. Some of them decided to raid some of their ships and dump the tea in the harbor. This caused the British government to be furious with protesters. 
  • The British soldiers were sent to retrieve an  arms crate and upon arrival an alarm was set off and a battle broke out. This kicked off the American revolutionary war. 
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