Events leading up to the American Revolution

Events leading up to the American Revolution

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  • Tea Act
  • " Our tea is much more cheaper than your tea".
  • Stamp Act
  • " We will not pay taxes for the Stamp Act because you didn't ask for our permission to do that".
  • Intolerable Acts
  • " You have no right to enter Boston Harbor until you pay taxes on tea".
  • " We no longer want to follow these harsh laws and we'll fight for our own rights".
  • Tea Act: An act from Great Britain passed in 1773 which allowed The British East India Company to sell tea to American Colonists without any payment of taxes. At midnight on Dec. 16th, 1773, American Colonists dumped all 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor as a way to protest the Tea Act.
  • Sugar Act
  • " No, this is no longer acceptable because it's time that we set up our own government without you having to trouble us".
  • " You need to pay taxes on sugar because we need money to protect you".
  • " We'll never pay taxes on daily use items".
  • An act passed in 1765 by Great Britain saying that all printed material must be taxed
  • Townshend Acts
  • " We'll make our own fabric and goods so that we'll never have to rely on you again".
  • " We want you right now to pay taxes on all basic items".
  • Intolerable Acts: In 1774, the British Parliament passed some harsh laws against Boston called The Coercive Acts.
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • " We have the right to settle wherever we want".
  • Sugar Act: An act passed by the British Parliament, forcing the American colonists to pay taxes on molasses.
  • Townshend Acts: An act passed by the British Parliament in 1767, forcing the American Colonists to pay taxes on all imported goods. Women started an organization called The Daughters of Liberty that support the refusal of British goods. They began to make their own fabric and other goods.
  • Proclamation of 1763: A treaty signed by King George III, saying that American Colonists can't claim Native American land that's passed the Appalachian Mountains
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