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  • Growing tensions between the Colonies and Britain.
  • The Quartering Act 
  • Why do we have to feed these   bozos? 
  • The Stamp Act
  • We are NOT paying your stupid taxes!
  • Jackie  Herbert
  • Boston Massacre 
  • The Quartering Act was a law this the British forced on the colonist. It made them provide quarters, (housing) for the British soldiers. Since the colonist didn't have any say in creating this law they treated the soldiers badly.
  • The Boston Tea Party 
  • Get the tea! Throw it in the water! They tax us, we get them!
  • I thought all that protesting would knock some sense in these red coats!
  • The Stamp Act was when the British needed to pay debts and help pay for the soldiers who stayed in America.after the French and Indian war. They though the colonist should help pay so the passed the law the Stamp Act. This made the colonist pay taxes for newspapers, pamphlets, marriage licenses, and playing cards.
  • Did you hear? They closed the Boston Harbor! 
  • Nobody in or out Ma'am.  
  • In 1770, colonist were about feed up with soldiers living in there towns and homes. As time went on things became tense in the city of Boston. The colonist started calling them names like "lobster back." Soon it escalated to violence and on March 5, 1770 5 young men were shot.     
  • After the Boston Massacre repealed all there unpopular taxes on the colonists except the tax on tea.  As a result of this one of Britain's largest tea companies was losing money fast. To save the company the paced the Tea Act in 1773. The act lowered the tea price, but still the colonist got very angry. So on December 16, 1773 a group of men dressed as Native american's went to the Boston Harbor and dumped 90,00 pounds of tea in the water .  
  • After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided to punish the colonist be making brutal laws. These laws were called the Intolerable Acts. An example of these harsh laws was closing the Boston Harbor. Trade ships were forbidden from coming in or out until the lost tea was paid for. Most citizens thought that Boston would starve. In September 1774, leaders from the 12 colonies gathered to discuse the problem with Britain. Since nearly all the leaders were there it was call the First Continental Congress. 
  • But, but, my husband! He's on a boat coming home please he was just freed. 
  • Daddy!
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