Era 6

Era 6

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  • Atmosphere Prior to American Revolution
  • Yes, 13 colonies
  • Do you know how many colonies is under the control of Great Britain?
  • Stamp Act
  • Sadly, yes.
  • Bro did you hear we have to pay tax on paper now?
  • Boston Tea Party
  • This is where they poured all that tea into?
  • We are at the Boston Harbor
  • Yes sir
  • Britain had important interest in these colonies because they promised future wealth. Citizens in the colonies began to get tired of British rules and conflict arose.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • "The British are coming!"
  • Colonist were required to pay tax on every piece of paper they used. Taxation without representation in the British Parliament led to resentment and colonists demanded the same rights.
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Hmmmm, interesting.
  • This is the Independence Hall where the Declaration was signed.
  • The Tea Act gave British East India Company importation and sale of tea in the colonies which the colonist did not like. As a protest against taxation, American patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians and 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • American Constitution
  • Citizens are now guaranteed certain basic rights!
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first engagement of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen. British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.
  • I heard Paul Revere never shouted that.
  • A five man committee was tasked with drafting a formal statement on the colonies intention. The Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 written mostly by Thomas Jefferson.
  • The U.S. Constitution established America's national government and fundamental laws. The first 10 Amendments know as the Bill of RIghts guarantee basic individual protections which became part of the Constitution 1791 when it was ratified.
  • Yes now I have the freedom to say what I want!
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