Events leading up to the American Revolution

Events leading up to the American Revolution

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  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Quartering Act of 1765
  • Boston Massacre of 1770
  • Land west of the Appalachians were off limits to the colonists who wanted to move west after the French and Indian war.
  • The Boston Tea Party of 1773 
  • Thousands of British soldiers were sent to the colonies to enforce the rules, but the colonists had to house them, as well as provide food, drink, and transportation.
  • First Continental Congress of 1774
  • Five colonists dies as a result of the shooting-- the colonists blamed the British soldiers and demanded the King remove all soldiers from Boston.
  • Lexington and Concord of 1775
  • England forced the colonies to purchase tea from only them. Protesters dumped hundreds of chests in to the Boston Harbor.
  • Representatives from twelve of the original 13 colonies met in Philedelphia to discuss matters in New England.
  • Parliament rejected every request made by the Continental Congress. Colonial Minutemen stand waiting to defend their towns from British invasion. A shot was fired during the tense standoff and the American Revolution had begun.
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