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The American Revolution Brandon Engberg
English Rule <ul><li>A major reason for revolution in the colonies was that the colonists felt their rights were being ign...
Revolutionary War Background <ul><li>The colonists would react following the passage of another act, The Tea Act. </li></u...
American Revolution Timeline <ul><li>1733  - Molasses act passes </li></ul><ul><li>1763  - Proclamation of 1763 </li></ul>...
Timeline cont. <ul><li>1774-75  - First Continental Congress </li></ul><ul><li>April 19,1775  - Battle of Lexington and Co...
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  1. 1. The American Revolution Brandon Engberg
  2. 2. English Rule <ul><li>A major reason for revolution in the colonies was that the colonists felt their rights were being ignored. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the colonists were outraged by the passing of Acts or Taxes. They brought up the point of “Taxation without representation.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is referring to the fact that England was taxing the colonists despite the fact that the colonists did not have a seat in Parliament. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Revolutionary War Background <ul><li>The colonists would react following the passage of another act, The Tea Act. </li></ul><ul><li>The Tea Act was passed to help the East Indies Company sell Tea, the Tea was sold at a bargain price. </li></ul><ul><li>The colonists saw this not as a good thing but as England trying to gain support for the oppressive Townshend Acts. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore out of retaliation a group of colonists stormed an English ship in the Boston Harbor and threw tons of Tea into the water. </li></ul><ul><li>The English would not learn and later that year passed what is known as the “intolerable acts” </li></ul><ul><li>This was the last straw and a few months later the Revolutionary War would begin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. American Revolution Timeline <ul><li>1733 - Molasses act passes </li></ul><ul><li>1763 - Proclamation of 1763 </li></ul><ul><li>1765 - Stamp Act </li></ul><ul><li>1767 - Townshend Act </li></ul><ul><li>1770 - Boston Massacre </li></ul><ul><li>1773 - Boston Tea Party </li></ul>Boston Massacre
  5. 5. Timeline cont. <ul><li>1774-75 - First Continental Congress </li></ul><ul><li>April 19,1775 - Battle of Lexington and Concord </li></ul><ul><li>June 17, 1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill </li></ul><ul><li>July 4, 1776 - Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>September 3, 1783 - Treaty of Peace of Paris, Britain recognizes American Independence. </li></ul>

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