American Revolution

American Revolution

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  • American Revolution Causes and Effects 1619
  • Indians helped the French against the British during the war because the Indians had nothing to lose, the British were taking their land not the French.
  • French and Indian War ( 1756 - 1763)
  • The Stamp Act placed a tax on all printed documents in the colonies. When colonists bought any of the items they had to put a stamp on it to show that they bought the item
  • Stamp Act ( 1765)
  • This is not our problem!!
  • You want us to pay more !!
  • To pay for the war we are putting taxes on all paper goods
  • After colonists dumped pounds of tea into the ocean a series of laws were passed as punishment. The Writs of assistance was passes and the Boston Harbor was closed.
  • The Boston Tea Party & The Intolerable Acts (1773)
  • We don't want your taxed tea!!!
  • Agreed to create a confederation of the states to win the war with Britain. Appointed a committee to write the Declaration of Independence.
  • 2nd Continental Congress Meets (1775)
  • Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston created the Declaration of Independence that states that all men are equal.
  • Declaration Of Independence ( 1776)
  • ...Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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