Road to Revolution

Road to Revolution

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  • French and Indian War 1756-63
  • This entire war was over who got control of "the west".
  • Even though it was called the French and Indian War, Britain still fought in it.
  • Most Native Americans sided with the French because they treated us with more respect.
  • Townshend Acts 1767
  • New taxes ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ glass, lead, paint, paper and tea.
  • Hey! That's not fair! We don't even have a representative in Parliament.
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • *Rude and provocative comments*
  • *INSULTS* &@#$%!!
  • It's Your fault 5 Colonists are dead!* assorted profanities* *Throws rock at redcoat*
  • Well you provoked us!!!
  • The French and Indian war was a major player in the call for independence because this war was the whole reason Britain was taxing the Colonists, therefore making them upset.
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • The Townshend Acts were significant in paving the path for the call for independence because this was one of several instances of a non representative parliament, making the Colonists upset at the fact that they were not being treated fairly.
  • Lexington and Concord 1775
  • Were winning!!
  • AHHHH! Help Were losing!
  • The Boston Massacre was an important event along the road to revolution because it not only added tinder to the already raiging fire of the Colonist's anti-British sentiment, but this event was later used as propaganda to convince even more people to join in the rebellion.
  • Second Continental Congress 1774
  • This was the second time the colonists had met in secret to discuss their course of action regarding the British. 
  • The Boston Tea Party was a major player in the call for independence. The Tea Party was another act colonial defiance in response the ever-growing list of British taxation of the Colonists without representing them in parliament. This further angered the colonists, causing them to revolt(throwing 46 tons of tea into the ocean).
  • We Colonists are angry about the British tea taxes, so we decided to show them who's boss. by throwing all their tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • The battles of Lexington and Concord were key in the Colonists decision to call for full independence because these battles helped prove to some colonists that if they put their minds to it they had a chance at winning.
  • Never mind! they won. 
  • I guess we'll have to see who the real winner is later in the war...
  • Well, we may have won but we lost almost twice as many men as you did.
  • The second continental congress was (in my opinion) the most important event along the road to revolution because this was when the Colonists really decided that they were going to get their act together and revolt against the British to become their own country.
  • So, everyone agrees that we should make a continental army, incase King George III ignores our olive branch petition. Yes? Ok. Let's do it.
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