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Causes of American Revolution

Causes of American Revolution






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    Causes of American Revolution Causes of American Revolution Presentation Transcript

    • 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