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 <ul><li>Colonist harass stamp distributors, boycott British goods, and prepare a Declaration of ...
1767 Townshend Acts
British Action <ul><li>Britain taxes certain colonial imports and stations troops at major colonial ports to protect custo...
Reaction to Townshend Acts <ul><li>Colonist protest  </li></ul><ul><li>“ taxation without  </li></ul><ul><li>representatio...
1770 Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre 1770 British troops stationed in Boston are taunted by an angry mob.  The troops fire into the crowd, ...
Reaction to Massacre Colonial agitators label the conflict a “massacre” and publish a dramatic engraving depicting the vio...
1773 Tea Act
The Tea Act 1773 <ul><li>British action </li></ul><ul><li>Britain gives the East India company special concessions in the ...
Reaction to the Tea Act <ul><li>British Action </li></ul>Colonist in Boston rebel, dumping 15,000 pounds of East India Com...
1774 Intolerable Acts
1774 Intolerable Acts <ul><li>King George tightens control over Massachusetts by closing Boston Harbor and Quartering Troo...
Colonial Reaction Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Colonial leaders form up the First Continental Congress and draw up a declarati...
1775 Lexington and Concord
British Action <ul><li>General Gage orders troops to march to Concord, MA, and seize colonial weapons. </li></ul>
Colonial Reaction <ul><li>Minutemen intercept the British and engage in battle -- first at Lexington, and then at Concord....
The Shot Heard 'Round The World
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Causes of American Revolution

  1. 4. The Thirteen Colonies
  2. 5. 1765 Stamp Act
  3. 6. Britain passes the Stamp Act, a tax law requiring colonist to purchase special stamped paper for printed items.
  4. 7. Reaction to the Stamp Act <ul><li>Colonist harass stamp distributors, boycott British goods, and prepare a Declaration of Rights and Grievances </li></ul>
  5. 8. 1767 Townshend Acts
  6. 9. British Action <ul><li>Britain taxes certain colonial imports and stations troops at major colonial ports to protect customs officers. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Reaction to Townshend Acts <ul><li>Colonist protest </li></ul><ul><li>“ taxation without </li></ul><ul><li>representation” and </li></ul><ul><li>organize new </li></ul><ul><li>boycott of </li></ul><ul><li>Imported goods </li></ul>
  8. 11. 1770 Boston Massacre
  9. 12. The Boston Massacre 1770 British troops stationed in Boston are taunted by an angry mob. The troops fire into the crowd, killing five men
  10. 13. Reaction to Massacre Colonial agitators label the conflict a “massacre” and publish a dramatic engraving depicting the violence
  11. 14. 1773 Tea Act
  12. 15. The Tea Act 1773 <ul><li>British action </li></ul><ul><li>Britain gives the East India company special concessions in the colonial tea business and shuts out colonial tea merchants </li></ul>
  13. 16. Reaction to the Tea Act <ul><li>British Action </li></ul>Colonist in Boston rebel, dumping 15,000 pounds of East India Company tea into Boston Harbor
  14. 17. 1774 Intolerable Acts
  15. 18. 1774 Intolerable Acts <ul><li>King George tightens control over Massachusetts by closing Boston Harbor and Quartering Troops. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Colonial Reaction Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Colonial leaders form up the First Continental Congress and draw up a declaration of colonial rights. </li></ul>
  17. 20. 1775 Lexington and Concord
  18. 21. British Action <ul><li>General Gage orders troops to march to Concord, MA, and seize colonial weapons. </li></ul>
  19. 22. Colonial Reaction <ul><li>Minutemen intercept the British and engage in battle -- first at Lexington, and then at Concord. </li></ul>
  20. 23. The Shot Heard 'Round The World
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