Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain

Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain

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  • Growing Tensions Between The Colonies And Britain
  • My kingdom is under huge debt! What should I do... I know! I'll overtax the colonists to get some money!
  • By Josh Eckstein
  • The Quartering Act
  • The Stamp Act
  • Fresh batch of paper here! Buy some, and you get to pay a tax on it later!   
  • After the French and Indian War, Britain had huge debts. To help pay off these debts, they forced unfair laws on the colonies. This angered the colonists because not only were the laws unfair, but the colonies had no say in making them. This anger led to rallies such as the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.  
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Quartering Act was a law made by Britain that required the citizens of Boston to house British soldiers while the city was occupied by the British. The colonists would also have to provide food, water, and other essentials. This law was widely disliked because the colonists thought that both the law and the fact that they had no say in making the law were unfair.
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Stamp Act was another law that Britain voted on without any American representatives. To help pay off their debts, Parliament voted on a law that made colonists pay a tax on printed paper. To prove that they had paid the tax, a colonist would have to get a blue stamp for validation
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • Boston sucks. I came here on vacation, and now me and my trade ship are stuck here until Boston pays Britain back for their stupid tea.
  • My life took a downward turn too! I NEED MY TEA!
  • It was a cold and dark night, March 5th, 1770. Angry Bostonian colonists had surrounded the redcoats, and they were growing bolder. They were heckling and throwing snowballs at the British soldiers when it happened. One soldier thought another said to fire at the colonists, and he did so, causing the other soldiers to panic and fire too. Five colonists were killed, and another six were injured.
  • Hey Lobsterbacks!!!
  • Fire!
  • The Boston Tea Party was the start of a rebellion. The colonists were mad that they had to pay a tax on tea, and that they could only buy their tea from one company. So, they rebelled by pouring a shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor in protest.
  • The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws made by Parliament that were thought to be so unfair that they were called "Intolerable". One of these was a law that forbid trade ships from leaving Boston Harbor until the city paid for the tea lost in the Boston Tea Party. 
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