The War For Independence
Sugar Act-1764 <ul><li>Placed a tax on sugar and molasses </li></ul><ul><li>www.americanrevolution.com/SugarActStampAct.ht...
Stamp Act-1765 <ul><li>Passed to raise money for French and Indian War </li></ul><ul><li>Placed a tax on newspapers, legal...
Stamp Act Congress <ul><li>Met to speak against British taxes </li></ul><ul><li>No one from GA attended, but… </li></ul>
Liberty Boys-November 1765 <ul><li>Met in local taverns to discuss protest </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sons of Liberty”-larger nat...
Cast of Characters <ul><li>Loyalists </li></ul><ul><li>Patriots </li></ul><ul><li>Pacifists </li></ul><ul><li>Redcoats </l...
Townshend Acts- 1767 <ul><li>Import tax on tea, paint, glass, paper </li></ul><ul><li>Georgians became outspoken against t...
No Taxation Without Representation <ul><li>Did not have a voice in government, but paid taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Began boyc...
Boston Massacre <ul><li>March 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>Protesters threw snowballs at British soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Five...
The Road to Revolution <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road_q1.html </li></ul>
Boston Tea  Party <ul><li>1773 </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament passes Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>East India Tea Company </li><...
Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Made to punish Patriots for  </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Boston H...
Continental Congress <ul><li>September 1774 </li></ul><ul><li>Every state except GA represented </li></ul><ul><li>Two side...
<ul><li>French & Indian War – 1754-1763 </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar Act – Apr. 1764 </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp Act – Mar. 1765 </...
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  1. 1. The War For Independence
  2. 2. Sugar Act-1764 <ul><li>Placed a tax on sugar and molasses </li></ul><ul><li>www.americanrevolution.com/SugarActStampAct.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stamp Act-1765 <ul><li>Passed to raise money for French and Indian War </li></ul><ul><li>Placed a tax on newspapers, legal documents and licenses </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stamp Act Congress <ul><li>Met to speak against British taxes </li></ul><ul><li>No one from GA attended, but… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Liberty Boys-November 1765 <ul><li>Met in local taverns to discuss protest </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sons of Liberty”-larger nationwide group of protesters </li></ul>Tondee’s Tavern Liberty Boys
  6. 6. Cast of Characters <ul><li>Loyalists </li></ul><ul><li>Patriots </li></ul><ul><li>Pacifists </li></ul><ul><li>Redcoats </li></ul><ul><li>Fence sitters </li></ul>
  7. 7. Townshend Acts- 1767 <ul><li>Import tax on tea, paint, glass, paper </li></ul><ul><li>Georgians became outspoken against taxes </li></ul>
  8. 8. No Taxation Without Representation <ul><li>Did not have a voice in government, but paid taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Began boycotting items such as tea, paint and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament repeals Townshend Acts except for tea tax </li></ul>
  9. 9. Boston Massacre <ul><li>March 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>Protesters threw snowballs at British soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Five civilians killed, including Crispus Attucks, a freed slave </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_boston_1.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Road to Revolution <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road_q1.html </li></ul>
  11. 11. Boston Tea Party <ul><li>1773 </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament passes Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>East India Tea Company </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 1773-Boston Tea Party (incl. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Made to punish Patriots for </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Boston Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>In Mass., no town meetings </li></ul><ul><li>British officers tried for capital crimes in Britain, not colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Quartering Act </li></ul>
  13. 13. Continental Congress <ul><li>September 1774 </li></ul><ul><li>Every state except GA represented </li></ul><ul><li>Two sides : Break away or make changes and stay with Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed to boycott British trade </li></ul><ul><li>Committees of Safety enforced boycott </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>French & Indian War – 1754-1763 </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar Act – Apr. 1764 </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp Act – Mar. 1765 </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Boys 1 st meeting – Nov. 1765 </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Massacre – Mar. 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Tea Party – Dec. 1773 </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerable Acts – Mar. 1774 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Continental Congress – Sept. & Oct. 1774 </li></ul>Timeline of Events leading up to Revolutionary War

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