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Events Leading To the Revolutionary War<br />
French And Indian War 1775-63<br />War fought between Great Britain and its two enemies, the French and the Indians of Nor...
Stamp Act 1765<br />First direct British tax on American colonists. <br />Instituted in November, 1765. <br />Every newspa...
Stamp Act 1765<br />
Boston Massacre March 5, 1770<br />Shooting of five American colonists by British troops on March 5, 1770. <br />One perso...
Boston Massacre March 5, 1770<br />
Boston Tea Party 1775<br />Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea<br />,American colonists calling themselves the Sons o...
Boston Tea Party 1775<br />
First Continental Congress 1774<br />Two groups of people from all over the 13 Colonies who came together to discuss liber...
First Continental Congress 1774<br />
And Then…War!<br />
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Events Leading To The Revolutionary War

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Events Leading To The Revolutionary War

  1. 1. Events Leading To the Revolutionary War<br />
  2. 2. French And Indian War 1775-63<br />War fought between Great Britain and its two enemies, the French and the Indians of North America. <br />Most of the battles were in Canada. American colonists, including George Washington, fought with the British in this war, which lasted from 1754 to 1763. <br />The British won the war and won the right to keep Canada and several other possessions in the New World. <br />
  3. 3. Stamp Act 1765<br />First direct British tax on American colonists. <br />Instituted in November, 1765. <br />Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. <br />The Stamp, of course, cost money. <br />The Stamp Act gave the colonists a target for their rage. Indeed, the Sons of Liberty was formed in response to this Act. The Stamp Act Congress also gave the colonists a model for the Continental Congress. <br />
  4. 4. Stamp Act 1765<br />
  5. 5. Boston Massacre March 5, 1770<br />Shooting of five American colonists by British troops on March 5, 1770. <br />One person, an African-American man named Crispus Attacks, was killed. <br />British had guns, and they did open fire. <br />The Boston Massacre deepened American distrust of the British military presence in the colonies. <br />
  6. 6. Boston Massacre March 5, 1770<br />
  7. 7. Boston Tea Party 1775<br />Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea<br />,American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three British ships <br />Dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor on December 16, 1773. <br />Tea was eventually boycotted throughout the colonies. <br />
  8. 8. Boston Tea Party 1775<br />
  9. 9. First Continental Congress 1774<br />Two groups of people from all over the 13 Colonies who came together to discuss liberty. <br />The First Continental Congress was a group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies (all except Georgia) who <br />Met in Philadelphia in September of 1774. <br />Act together in response to the Intolerable Acts. Met in secret because they didn&apos;t want Great Britain to know that they were united.<br />
  10. 10. First Continental Congress 1774<br />
  11. 11. And Then…War!<br />

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