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  • The French and Indian War took place between the American colonies and New France This war lasted from 1754 to 1763.
  • Causes of the Revolution 
  • Prior to 1764, the British government had pretty much left the colonists alone to govern themselves n 1764, they began to impose new laws and taxes. 
  • Many colonists began to protest against these new British taxes and laws This incident became known as the Boston Massacre. 
  • The British decided that the colonies needed to be punished for the Boston Tea Party. They issued a number of new laws that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. 
  • In 1774, twelve of the thirteen colonies sent representatives to the First Continental Congress as a direct response to the Intolerable Acts  They sent a petition to King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts. They never got a response. 
  • In 1775, British soldiers in Massachusetts were ordered to disarm the American rebels and to arrest their leaders
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