Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • French and Indian War- 1754-1763
  • This is British land by right!
  • Vive le France!
  • Quartering Act- 1765
  • Why are you eating all my food?
  • Sorry, miss. It's the law! Now, have you got a bed I could sleep in?
  • Declaratory Act- 1766
  • Declaratory Act
  • Hear ye, hear ye! This document states that we, Parliament, have the right to decide all American laws and hereby do... whatever we want.
  • The French and Indian War was fought between Britain and France (though Native Americans fought with both sides) over territories in North America, specifically the Ohio River Valley. This was important to the American Revolution because it was the cause of all of the unreasonable taxes Britain placed on the colonists.
  • Boston Massacre- 1770
  • Insolent Yanks!
  • The Quartering Act was an act for North America passed by Parliament, and caused the colonists to be compelled by law to allow the British soldiers to like in their homes and eat their food. This was important to the American Revolution because it stirred up anger in the colonists and caused them quite a bit of resentment towards Britain.
  • Boston Tea Party- 1773
  • TEA
  • This will show those stupid lobsters!
  • The Declaratory Act was another law passed by Parliament and it meant that Britain had full control of anything the American colonies did. This was important to the American Revolution because it outraged the colonists so much that they began protesting.
  • Second Continental Congress- 1775
  • If we write a petition saying we want peace, Britain will have to accept it!
  • The Boston Massacre occurred in Boston, Massachusetts when colonists were harassing British soldiers and they opened fire on them, killing three on the spot and two from injuries later on. This was important to the American Revolution because this made the colonists angrier than ever to the point where many were ready for a war.
  • AAAAAuugh....!
  • The Boston Tea Party was when a group of colonists, dressed as Native Americans, threw hundreds of crates of British tea into Boston Harbor in protest of the taxes on tea. This was important to the American Revolution because it was one of the first times the colonists did something that ticked Parliament off so badly.
  • The second Continental Congress was a meeting in Philidelphia between colonists where they discussed how to stand up to Parliament and planned how to organize an army and send Britain a petition saying they desired peace. This was important to the American Revolution because it was the first real step the colonists took to gain independence from Britain.
  • Hmmmm...
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