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Causes of American Revolution

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

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