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  • The French and Indian War, 1754-1763
  • Finally this war is over. I feel bad for the colonists, they are having to pay all the debt!
  • We lost!
  • We won this war and you, the French, lost! Us, the British, now have the three G's. Gold, God, and Glory!
  • All papers are being taxed for $2
  • The Stamp Act, 1765
  • There are too many restrictions from the British! This includes letters, newspapers, mail, and even playing cards!
  • With all this taxing, it is getting a little out of control!
  • Townshend Acts, 1767
  • Not only are the British taxing tea, but also glass, papers, and even this painting! No taxation without representation!
  • Parliament and I have decided that all taxes will be taken away except tea.
  •  I can't afford this! This tea is being taxed!
  • The French and Indian war was significant to the Declaration of Independence because this specific event was the one that started all of the chaotic events that led to the call for independence. Freedom from the Colonists was taken away by the British and were also forced to pay the debt after the war.
  • Boston Tea Party, 1773
  • Bye bye tea!
  • This was the last straw! Parliament should not to be in control and we deserve to make choices too!
  • The Stamp Act had a big impact on the Colonists and matters because this was only the start of what made them so angry with the British. This event was very important to the Declaration of Independence because Colonists began to hurt the tax collectors since they were not allowed to have any choice in the taxes.
  • First Continental Congress, 1774
  • Here at our meeting in Philly, we should write a letter to the British and tell them what we think about all of the taxing and having more freedom.
  • This event is significant to the Declaration of Independence because not only are the Colonists furious with the continues taxing like tea, but their voices are being over shadowed by the British who are in complete control. 
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense, 1776
  • We need you, the patriots, to join our side so we can stand up to the king and finally declare independence.
  • This act contributed to the call of independence when the Colonists were tired of the British making all of the decisions for them and threw the tea overboard in response. Parliament then closed the harbor and this effected the Colonists because their lives were suddenly at risk. As a result, the Colonists were outraged.
  • The First Continental Congress led to the Declaration of Independence because the Colonists tried to reason with the British by sending King George III a letter stating their complaints, but was disregarded and he did not give them a chance. As a result, the Colonists were furious and realized the only solution was war.
  • I definitely agree.
  • To King George III:
  • A letter written by the Colonists to King George III.
  • Thomas Paine's Common Sense contributed to the call for independence when a Colonist named Thomas Paine, writes a pamphlet to convince the patriots, who are still loyal to King George III, to join them on declaring independence. Eventually, people side with the Colonists and are finally free.
  • Here is a pamphlet for you.
  • By, Thomas Paine
  • Lets do it! I'm in.
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