Steps to Revolution
Updated: 10/15/2018
Steps to Revolution
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  • In 1763, King George issued a proclamation that said that the colonists couldn't go past the Appalachian mountains when settling.  This made some of them angry because they had already gotten land there.
  • Gosh darnit I want to live on the other side of the mountain
  • The Sugar Act was next, and was issued in 1764. It placed heavy taxes on luxuries that were imported such as indigo and coffee, which made the colonists angry. But not angry enough to start boycotting.
  • In 1765, the Stamp act was passed. This made it so all paper had to have a stamp on it, and this stamp had a tax on it. This mostly angered people who used paper often which were printing presses and higher-ups. Not exactly the people you want to anger.
  • Another thing that happened in 1765 was the Quartering act. It allowed soldiers to use any public spaces to house them once the barracks were full, and if needed, private housing.
  • Let us in!
  • In 1767, the Townshend act was passed. It placed taxes on items such as British china, glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. The colonists were enraged by this, and began boycotting British goods.
  • Buy our goods!!!!
  • No!
  • On December 16, 1773, angry colonists dressed as indiansstarted throwing off crates of tea into the ocean from the trading ships as protest against the taxes that had been placed on the tea.
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