Road to Revolution Comic Strip Activity 1

Road to Revolution Comic Strip Activity 1

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  • French and Indian War 1754 - 1763
  • No! It is owned by French and Indian!!
  • This land is owned by the British!
  • Stamp Act 1765
  • From now on, you need to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper
  • That is nonsence!
  • Stamp act congress 1765
  • We should work together!
  • Yeah, you are right!
  •  The British victory in the French and Indian War had a great impact on the British Empire. It meant a great expansion of British territorial claims in the New World. But the cost of the war had greatly enlarged Britain's debt, which British started to tax the colonist harshly. These taxes were the “seed” for the colonist rebellion.
  • Townshend Act 1767-1768 British
  • The Townshend Act would allow us to tax on imports in the colony.
  • We will boycott the British goods, and replace goods made in the colony.
  •  Since the British needs money to pay for the debt. Therefore, the British parliament passed a new tax that was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
  • Boston massacre 1770
  • Since the printed paper was used almost everywhere during this time, no one could not get out of this tax. The representatives from the nine colonies put aside their local differences and had joined together in a mutual cause.
  • Tea Act 1773
  •  The British parliament passes the Townshend act to increase remove the colonies. The law passed that set taxes on import(fundamental goods) to the colonies. Such as glass, lead, paper, paint, and tea.The colonists demonstrated and protested by boycotting British goods. The colonist replaced British gods with goods made in the colony(goods were made by the Daughters of Liberty).
  • The parliament responds by enforcing the act and stationing troops in Boston. Boston citizens continued to harass agents of Britain and fighting escalated and British roofs fired into the crowd killing five people. Crispus Attucks was an American stevedore of African and Native American descent, widely regarded as the first person killed in the Boston massacre and thus the first American killed in the American Revolution.
  • British removed tax on everything except tea to save the East India company from bankruptcy because of colonists boycotting. This action angered the colonial merchants who lost their tea business.
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