Causes of the American revolution comic

Causes of the American revolution comic

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8th grade Social studies

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  • Have you seen the message Britain sent us? 
  • Well, they are in massive debt and expect us to pay for it!
  • No I haven't
  • The first successful British colony in the New World was Jamestown, Virginia, founded in 1607 by John Smith.
  • The wonderful King George III and Parliament has passed the Tea Act. You will now be taxed on all tea imports.
  • The British army and the colony's militia were fighting in the French and Indian War against the French and Native Americans.
  • The British won the war, but got into massive debt doing so. They expected the colonists to pay for it since the war was for their benefit.
  • Over the next several years, the British ratified and repealed several acts and taxes with the colonists getting angrier about each one. One of these acts was the Tea Act which taxed the tea Britain knew the colonists loved.
  • The colonists were outraged and several Patriots dressed as Native Americans sneaked onto some ships carrying tea and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor. This became known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • In 1774, the Declaration of Independence was signed  and in 1775, the first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired at Lexington and Concord.
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