American Revolution

American Revolution

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  • The American Revolution
  • The stamp act was released by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765.  This act required every American colonist to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The stamp act was seen as a way for England to make money from the colonies without the approval of the colonial legislatures. 
  • No! That's not fair!
  • The stamp act has been released!
  • We don't want to pay you our money!
  • The Townshend Acts were named after Charles Townshend, the chancellor of British monetary affairs. The Townshend Acts placed an indirect tax on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. These goods were not produced within the colonies and had to be imported from Britain. This encouraged the colonists to start boycotting.
  • Did you hear? They released yet another act. 
  • Yes! It's the Townshend act this time
  • The Boston Massacre was a deadly riot that happened on March 5, 1770. This was one of the smallest massacres in history, with only 5 people dead. Three people died on the site, and two of the injured died later
  • The Boston Tea party took place on December 16, 1773. As a way of rebelling against the taxes, the British had put on the 13 American colonies, the Americans dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbour
  • The battles of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19, 1775. This was the first battle of the American Revolution, starting the American Revolutionary War
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