ROAD TO REVOLUTION

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  • French and Indian War 1754-1763
  • The French and Indian War has led us into great dept.
  • We need to tax the colonist!
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • FIRE!!!!
  • You want to fight redcoat? Go ahead! I'm not lsitening to your King
  • Oh My!
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • No Tea Act!
  • Boo! No King in America!
  • After the French and Indian War, Parliament was in great debt, so they decided to tax the colonists. This is a very significant event in history because the colonists believed that taxation without representation was wrong. This angered the colonists so much that they were willing to fight for this right.
  •     Intolerable Acts 1774
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  • Intolerable Acts
  • This is intolerable!
  • Boston Harbor Closed
  • An angry group of Patriots taunted and attacked a group of British soldiers during 1770 (The Boston Massacre). The importance of this monumental event is that this was the first physical conflict between the colonists and the British which angered people that the British killed 4 colonists.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord (Shot Heard Around the World) 1775
  • Who did that?
  • A group of angry Patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor after Parliament passed the Tea Act. This angered the King so much that he passed the Intolerable Acts which acts in much importance revealing the kings attitude towards the colonists, and the colonist's determination to be treated fairly.
  • Common Sense 1776
  • Common Sense Thomas Paine
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  • The Intolerable Acts closed Boston Harbor, forbid town meetings, and forced the colonists to pay for the tea destroyed at the Boston Tea Party. The importance remains in the fact that the act triggered anger and provoked the colonists to stand up against the King.
  • I did nothing wrong!
  • At Lexington and Concord, a group of colonists gathered a militia to defend their ammunition from an invading British army. This act told the King that the colonists were capable of uniting together and building an army to fight against the King, making a big turning point in history.
  • Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. That shifted the one third undicided colonist's opinions into patriotism. This serves as a great moment where the colonists started to agree that the only way for peace was independence.
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