The American revolution

The American revolution

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  • Events that lead up to the American revolution 
  • The British were low on funds, as they had decided to pay for the French and Indian war. So to save money the release the quartering act, 1625 which applied to all 13 colonies. In the act colonists had to provide housing and food for British soldiers. The acts were designed to help the British save money by having the colonists pay for the troops housing.
  • But, theres no need for more soldiers, the wars over.
  • According, to the new quartering act, I a british soldier can stay at your house
  • Another way the British tried to raise money was by introducing a act called the Townshend act June 26, 1767. In which the colonists were taxed for all British imported goods, which included items such as Tea, glass, paper, and lead. The act was designed by Charles Townshend, and the colonists reacted by refusing to buy British products.
  • The Boston tea party was a protest that occurred in 12/16/1773 at Griffins wharf. The colonists formed an association known as the Sons of Liberty. To protest against the harsh tea tax, they invaded British ships of the East India company docked at the wharf and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston harbour.
  •  The intolerable acts, were a set of laws, that the British established, in 1774 for the colonists, after resistance from the colonists during the Boston tea party. The intolerable acts that were designed to punish the colonists, and teach them to always follow the British law. The British referred to these acts as the coercive acts.
  • One of the intolerable acts, was the Boston port act, passes by the parliament of Great Britain in 1774. The harbour was sealed of, until the colonists, paid or the tea they had destroyed during the Boston tea party. The harbour was sealed of to remind the colonists of the consequences of defying the British rule.
  • Your harbour remains sealed, less you pay the price of the tea you destroyed.
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