Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains, even though they won the French and Indian War.
  • Keeping the colonists away from the Indians will prevent bloodshed.
  • The war caused great debt in Britain, so they enacted the Stamp Act which taxed every single piece of paper.
  • I have to raise money through taxes.
  • Then the Townshend Act in 1767 taxed glass, paint, paper and tea.
  • We are Loyalists but we are going to boycott British goods like the Patriots do.
  • Everything is more expensive after the new taxes.
  • Fueling tension, in 1770, soldiers fired on protesters in what the Sons of Liberty called the Boston Massacre.
  • This crowd is unruly. Fire!
  • Following the Boston Tea Party, the British government imposed what were called the Intolerable Acts in 1774.
  • Yay!
  • The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in October 1774. Every colony except Georgia, sent delegates. They wrote a letter to the King to redress their grievances.
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