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road to revolution
Updated: 10/13/2020
road to revolution
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  • The British had a great victory over the French and Indians and claimed Ohio Valley as their own. Unfortunately, this war left British in debt so they decided they were going to tax colonist. This did not please the colonist
  • Ohio Valley is owned by the French and Indian
  • French and Indian War (1754 - 1763)
  • No, it's owned by the British
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • The King issued the Proclamation of 1763 prohibiting settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Colonist who had already settled on these lands were order to return east of the Mountains
  • I now pronounce that all lands west of the Appalachian Divide are off- limits to colonial settlers
  • The Stamp Act (1765)
  • in order to pay off war debt, The British began taxing colonist. The colonist did not like this at all
  • From now on, You will have to pay tax a tax for every printed paper
  • THATS CRAZY!!!
  • The Townshed Acts ( 1767- 1768)
  • The British parliament passed the Townshed acts that states there will be a tax on all imp[ort goods in effort to get out of debt, but colonist boycotted the goods by making their own
  • We are going to tax all imports in the colony
  • We will boycott the Britsh goods!!
  • The Boston Massacre (1770)
  • As Boston citizens continue to harass British soldiers, the fighting continued. A group of British soldiers fired into a crowd of unarmed citizens
  • The Tea Act (1773)
  • The British removed taxes on everything but tea to try to save themselves from bankrupting
  • We will remove every tax except tea
  • why is there tax on tea?!
  • Boston Tea Party (1773
  • The Boston Tea party was was a protest where colonist dumped 342 chest of tea into the Harbor. As a result they were forced to pay for all the wasted tea
  • The Intolerable Acts (1774)
  • The Intolerable Acts, also known as the Coercive Acts, were a set of rules put in place as a punishment to the colonist for the Boston Tea Party
  • "Intolerable Acts"1. Boston Port Act2. Massachusetts Government Act3. Administration of Justice Act4. Quartering Act5. Quebec Act
  • The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The Declaration of Independence severed the 13 American colonies political connections from Great Britain
  • The Declaration of Independence We the People...
  • Who should win the war?
  • 1. The British army was well trained and well equipped2. Wealthiest country in the world 3. Financial and manufacturing means to supply the army
  • 3 advantages of British
  • Who should win the war?
  • 1. Fighting on their home soil (knew the land)2. Committed to the cause- fighting for their independence 3. They had incredibly strong leadership
  • 3 advantages of the colonist
  • Based on the 3 advantages listed of each side, it appears that the British are stronger than the American colonist showing they should have won the war but the colonist pulled through and defeated them.
  • who should win the war?
  • What are taxes?
  • Taxes are small added fees anytime you spend money that go to the government in order to pay for things
  • Why do we have taxes now?
  • We have taxes now because state and federal services use the fees to operate the state and country.
  • What would have been a fair way for the British to tax the colonist?
  • A fair way the British could tax the colonist would be allowing the colonist to have representation in the Parliment
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