American Revolution Storyboard

American Revolution Storyboard

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  • Royal Proclamation of 1763
  • Native American Land Only; Colonists Stay Out!
  • Boston Massacre of 1770
  • You WILL pay these taxes!
  • No more taxes!
  • Intolerable Acts of 1774
  • Boston Port Bill
  • The Quartering Act
  • MA Gov't Act
  • After the French and Indian War, people living in the colonies began moving west. Conflicts with Native Americans increased and the colonists asked the British king to protect them with troops. Instead, the King issued an official statement closing the western land to settlement. The colonists were angry and felt betrayed by the British government.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord, 1775
  • Minutemen
  • We helped win the war! Why can’t we go?
  • VS.
  • British Soldiers
  • The Boston Massacre occurred one night in March, 1770. A disagreement between Boston colonists and British Troops got out-of hand and became very violent. The troops fired their guns at the colonists that were armed with clubs. In total, five colonists were killed. Many Patriots then publicized the event and named it "The Boston Massacre".
  • Common Sense (By Thomas Paine), 1776
  • Due to the Boston Massacre, Parliament passed many laws in order to punish the colonists from Massachusetts. These laws included the Boston Port Act, The Quartering Act, and The Massachusetts Government Act. Many colonists got very upset by these acts and called them the "Intolerable Acts" of 1774. The colonists were very angry at this point!
  • Declaration of Independence, 1776
  • The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Preamble ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • One night in April, 1775, 700 British soldiers went to find hidden weapons. Unknown to them, though, several minutemen were waiting to attack the in Lexington already. A shot was soon fired, and battle broke out. during this short battle, eight minutemen died, and one British soldier was injured. More minutemen soon arrived, and by the end, a total of 273 British soldiers had died.
  • In 1776, a man named Thomas Paine created a 50-page pamphlet called Common Sense, and suggested the idea of separation from Britian to the colonies. This quickly became a famous book and a "Best-Seller" across the colonies.
  • COMMON SENSE 1776 Thomas Paine
  • The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson of Virginia in order to convince the Continental Congress that they should separate from Britain. The congress took a vote on July 2, 1776 in favor of the document, and on July 4, 1776, they accepted the Declaration of Independence.
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