American Revolution

American Revolution

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  • Proclamation of 1763
  • After the October 7, 1763 no land beyond the Appalachian Mountains is prohibited to be colonized. Colonialists are no longer allowed to expand on the western side of the continent and they must deal with what they have conquered now.
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Act
  • DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE NEW TAX ON SUGAR!
  • YEAH ITS UNFAIR!
  • Stamp Act
  • GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
  • NEVER!
  • The Proclamation of 1763 was a document that was passed by the British government to restrict westward expansion. After the French and Indian war, colonists were furious as to why they could not settle on their new land that was won from France. The law prohibited settlement past the Appalachian Mountains which rose tensions with Britain.-October 7, 1763
  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston
  • The Sugar Act was a law passed by the British government that would force the colonies to stop all trade with all other countries except Britain. The act was passed to help increase revenue to pay back Britain for the help in the French and Indian War. The act would also increase taxes on the American people which infuriated the colonists which then lead to protests.-April 5, 1764
  • Boston Tea Party
  • The Stamp Act of 1765 was a law passed by the British Parliament that taxed newspapers and legal and commercial documents. This new form of taxation was passed to help Britain regain wealth due to their debt from the Seven Year War. This tax only affected colonists which they found to be unconstitutional which led to the colonists to become violent and furious towards the British.-October 7, 1765
  • First Continental Congress
  • WE SHOULD JOIN TOGETHER TO REBEL AGAINST BRITAIN!
  • The Boston Massacre was a deadlyrebellion that went terribly wrong. A British soldier was struck by a colonist with a club which lead the soldier to aim his weapon and fire on the colonists which lead to the other soldiers doing the same which lead to the death of five colonists and they injured six others. This event made tensions with Britain be at an all time high which then led the the American Revolution.-March 5, 1770
  • FIRE!
  • The Boston Tea Party was a way of protesting against the British Parliament to get revenge for the taxation and oppression that they had put on the colonists. American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea which at the time was over a million dollars worth that the colonists wasted. This was the first major act of defiance towards Britain.- December 16, 1773
  • Tea
  • The First Continental Congress was comprised of representatives from each of the thirteen colonies to discuss the newly imposed Coercive Acts. These new acts would tax the colonists even further as a punishment for the Boston Tea Party. This meeting of representatives led to colonies to join together to fight against Britain.- September 5, 1774
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