Lesson 7 What Experiences Led to The American Revolution

Lesson 7 What Experiences Led to The American Revolution
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  • The British Need Money
  • Yes sir.... hmm what if we taxed the colonists.
  • We must find a way to get money or we will never stand a chance in these wars.
  • The Acts Are Created and Made
  • The Colonists Form Groups 
  • I'm so sorry. Please don't hurt me. I have to be a tax collector.
  • The British didn't pay attention to the colonies but once they started to need money for wars they started taxing the colonists. The British needed the money because of the French and Indian War. This took place in the early 1760's.
  • Protest Are Started
  • The acts were laws created to better the British government. An example of an act is the Sugar Act of 1764. It was made to stop the smuggling of goods in and out of colonies, it gave naval officers a writ of assistance so they could check and investigate boats/ships.
  • War Begins
  • Groups such as the Continental Congress and Sons and Daughters of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty protested what the British were doing in violent ways such as going to tax collectors home and pouring tar on them. While the Daughters of Liberty protested peacefully. The Continetal Congress was a group that was made of representative from 12 colonies and that met up and decided what the best way to respond to the British actions.
  • The Colonists Separate From British Rule and The Declaration of Independence Was Created
  • We shall no longer be part of the British rule!
  • Then, two major protests occurred. The Boston tea Party which happened in 1773 was colonists attempting to stop the unloading of the British tea cargo. They took 342 chests of tea and dumped it in the Boston Harbor. The Boston Massacre which happened in 1770 which was British Military fired at colonists and protestors outside of the customs house In Boston causing many people to think they were going to be forced by violence to follow the British laws.
  • After these protests a war soon known as the Revolutionary War was started. All of the colonies formed together to make their own military which would take on the British troops. The war between the British and the colonies took place on April 19, 1775. The war broke out as the British were marching to American towns to capture hidden guns and supplies by the colonies found out and fired on the British forcing them back to Boston.
  • On August 2, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created and signed. The Declaration of Independence was a document explaining why the colonists thought they free themselves from the British rule. It is known as the Declaration of Independence because its when the colonists declared their separation from the British. 
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