By Gabriel Parra and Hector Dena. The American Revolution.
The Proclamation Act
The Stamp Act and its Repeal
Paper for sale!
no more tax on paper
You are abusing your power!
I can now conclude that from the Townshend acts, we will be taxing you on many items like, paint, paper, tea, and so on to pay for our protection.
In 1763, No settlers could travel past the Appalachian mountains after England gained the land. The act had little effect on the westward expansion though, and settlers kept on moving west because there were no soldiers governing that area.
The Boston Massacre
On March 22, 1765, the stamp act was passed, and made colonists pay taxes on paper. This taxed all paper like magazines, newspapers, and notebooks. All paper had to be made in England or it was considered illegal to have or sell this paper. After months of protest the British parliament later called a repeal of the tax.
The tea act and the Boston tea party.
The Townshend acts were a group of acts resulting in paying taxes on different items. In 1767, The taxes were on stuff like lead, paint, paper, and tea and were called external taxes. The Massachusetts assembly created a letter of opposition, but until the British focused on it, there was little effect.
Boston port Closed until further notice
The Boston Massacre happened on march 5, 1770, and was a shooting of American colonists by British soldiers outside of the Custom-house in Boston. This began when colonists were harassing a group of soldiers and throwing things at them. A soldier got knocked down by something, and once he got up, he and other soldiers shot into the group of colonists and killed 5 people.
Never knock me down!
An group of angry colonists dressed as Native Americans attacked a shipment of tea on December 16, 1773. They did this because they were angry that they had to pay taxes on tea and wanted the tea to go back to Britain, but it never did. The act of tea tax made the buying and selling of non-British tea illegal and British companies made tea more expensive.
No more tea taxes!
In 1774, the intolerable acts, resulting from the Boston Tea Party, locked down the Boston port and lowered self-government in the colonies. It also forced criminals to be tried in England. These things created even more of a resistance felling in the colonies.