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  • Stirrings of Rebellion British Action Colonial Reaction 1765 Stamp Act 1767 Townshend Acts 1770 Boston Massacre 1773 Tea Act 1774 Intolerable Acts 1775 Lexington & Concord
  • The Thirteen Colonies
  • 1765 Stamp Act
  • Britain passes the Stamp Act, a tax law requiring colonist to purchase special stamped paper for printed items.
  • Reaction to the Stamp Act Colonist harass stamp distributors, boycott British goods, and prepare a Declaration of Rights and Grievances
  • 1767 Townshend Acts
  • British Action Britain taxes certain colonial imports and stations troops at major colonial ports to protect customs officers.
  • Reaction to Townshend Acts Colonist protest “taxation without representation” and organize new boycott of Imported goods
  • 1770 Boston Massacre
  • The Boston Massacre 1770 British troops stationed in Boston are taunted by an angry mob. The troops fire into the crowd, killing five men
  • Reaction to Massacre Colonial agitators label the conflict a “massacre” and publish a dramatic engraving depicting the violence
  • 1773 Tea Act
  • The Tea Act 1773 British action Britain gives the East India company special concessions in the colonial tea business and shuts out colonial tea merchants
  • Reaction to the Tea Act British Action Colonist in Boston rebel, dumping 15,000 pounds of East India Company tea into Boston Harbor
  • 1774 Intolerable Acts
  • 1774 Intolerable Acts • King George tightens control over Massachusetts by closing Boston Harbor and Quartering Troops.
  • Colonial Reaction Intolerable Acts • Colonial leaders form up the First Continental Congress and draw up a declaration of colonial rights.
  • 1775 Lexington and Concord
  • British Action • General Gage orders troops to march to Concord, MA, and seize colonial weapons.
  • Colonial Reaction Minutemen intercept the British and engage in battle -- first at Lexington, and then at Concord.
  • The Shot Heard 'Round The World