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  • The Sugar Act 1764
  • Taxation Without Representation! 
  • You Will All Be taxed per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses! 
  • The Stamp Act 1765
  • ALL COLONISTS WILL BE TAXED ON ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS!
  • THIS ISN"T FAIR!
  • STAMP ACT
  • The British had just won the french and Indian war and had just gained a lot of land but could not use it to keep peace with the Indians. More and more red coats came over to tax the colonists because British was in very bad debt from the war.
  • Boston Massacre  1770
  • TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
  • The colonists had to pay tax per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.This was one of the first time the colonists were being taxed without a say and this angered them because they felt it was unfair.
  • Boston Massacre  1770
  • HOLD YOUR FIRE!
  • The colonists had to pay taxes on newspapers, legal documents, diplomas and playing cards. Many tax collectors were threatened to be hang, feathered or killed. They started a riot.
  • Gaspee  Affair 1772
  • THE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN SHOT!
  • Colonists were tormenting and harassing British soldiers. They started forming a mob of about 30 people and were throwing stuff at them such as rocks and other things. They were yelling at them also.
  • British soldiers fired into an unruly mob of citizens. Five colonists died. “Massacre spreaded threw the colonies and was showing the British are willing to kill their own citizens and need to leave Boston. And some soldier still began to fire when they were told to stop.
  • Mad colonists rowed out to the HMS Gaspee which was stuck on a sandbar. They shot the caption and burned the ship. Colonists were becoming more and more aggressive. This was one of the last acts that lead up to the revolutionary war.
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