American Revolution By Jessica Armstrong
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Signing the Treaty of Paris
The Sugar Act
the treaty that ended the Seven Years War. This Treaty took place on February 10,1763. In this treaty Britain gained territory east of the Mississippi River; Spain kept territory west of the Mississippi, but exchanged East and West Florida for Cuba.
The Sugar Act was made to finance the deference of the colonies by the British Government. This act took place on April 5, 1764. . In order to deter smuggling and to encourage the production of British rum, taxes on molasses were dropped.
The Stamp Act took place on March 22, 1765. The purpose of the Stamp Act was to defray some of the costs of garrisoning the colonies.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770. A crowd began harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house; a soldier was knocked down by a snowball and discharged his musket, sparking a volley into the crowd which kills five civilians.
The Tea Act took place on May 10, 1773. The purpose of the Tea Act was to support the ailing East India Company, Parliament exempted its tea from import duties and allowed the Company to sell its tea directly to the colonies.
The battles of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19, 1775. First engagements of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen, who had been warned of the attack by Paul Revere. "The British are Coming".
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