Jack Brown Road to Revolutionary War

Jack Brown Road to Revolutionary War

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  • Proclamation of 1763
  •  Tell them that they will not go west of the colonies!
  • Stamp Act-1765
  • You will now have to pay for a official seal when you buy paper products
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • BOOO!!
  • Grrr!
  • The Proclamation of 1763 was an act issued by King George III to close down colonial expansion westward. This was the first measure to affect all the 13 colonies. All of the land was off limits to the colonists. There were indians west of where the colonies were and this act would stop the colonists and indians from fighting. 
  • The Boston Tea Party 1773
  • Throw it all over!
  • An act of 1765 was a new way for the British government to tax colonists. The colonists had to pay for an official stamp when they bought papers. Colonists who refused could be fined or sent to jail. Protests of this act began almost immediately. The colonists formed the Sons of Liberty. They sometimes used violence to frighten tax collectors. Patrick Henry presented resolutions that the tax act violated colonist rights so it was taken away.
  • The Intolerable Acts 1774 
  • Ill be staying with you
  • The Boston Massacre happened in 1770 in Boston. Boston residents were protesting and British shot and killed 4 of them. Many say the British started and some say that the protesters started it. This is an important part in American history because this led colonists to even further despise the British.
  • The First Continental Congress  1774
  • We need to talk about the British and their taxes
  • The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists dressed up as Indians and through tea overboard a ship at night. The British repealed almost all of the townshend acts but they kept the tax on tea. The British East Indian Company arrives in Boston and the Sons of Liberty demanded them to leave. They did not leave and the Sons of Liberty dressed up as indians and dumped 340 tea chests into the Boston Harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts of 1774 was when a British prime minister named Lord North heard about the Boston Tea Party and was furious. Pralament decided to punish Boston for the Boston Tea Party. They passed the Coercive Acts which the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. Some of the acts consisted of the Boston harbor being closed, colonists having to house British soldiers, and Massachusetts charter was closed.  
  • The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met it 1774. It was a series of measures imposed by the British government on the colonies in response to their resistance to new taxes. Almost every significant political figure of the American Revolution served in the Continental Congress, including Samuel Adams, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton,Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and George Washington.
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