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Causes of-american-revolution3935

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

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