Why did many people want independence from Great Britain?   BY: Michelle Foster and Carrie Carson
Taxation without Representation <ul><li>The British governments   actions after the French and Indian War angered the Amer...
Important colonist <ul><li>Patrick Henry: Wrote the quote ‘ Give me liberty or give me death.” </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Ad...
Taxes <ul><li>Stamp tax: Was a tax on all legal documents. Also when Patrick Henry wrote the quote ‘ Give me liberty or gi...
Boston Tea Party <ul><li>The Sons of liberty dressed on the ships from England and dumped crates of tea in to the Boston H...
Boston Massacre <ul><li>5 people were killed after a group of drunks were throwing stuff at the British Soldiers.  </li></...
Battle Of Quebec <ul><li>This was the major battle of the war and the British won the war. </li></ul><ul><li>When the war ...
Proclamation of 1763 <ul><li>King Henry tells the colonist they cannot move over the mountains to keep from fighting the I...
Militia <ul><li>The militia was a group of people trained to fight incase of an emergency. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the f...
Lexington <ul><li>This battle was the start of the Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>In the village of Lexington west of Bosto...
The Battle at Bunker Hill <ul><li>The militia started to run out of bullets. </li></ul><ul><li>Col. Prescott Said “Don’t f...
Continental Congress <ul><li>Started an a army and put George Washington in command. </li></ul><ul><li>Made up an Olive Br...
Answer <ul><li>Taxes remember the topic of Boston tea, another one was the percepted not getting enough rights to rule our...
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  1. 1. Why did many people want independence from Great Britain? BY: Michelle Foster and Carrie Carson
  2. 2. Taxation without Representation <ul><li>The British governments actions after the French and Indian War angered the American colonist. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist complained it wasn’t fair to tax them when great Britain took away their right to vote. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Important colonist <ul><li>Patrick Henry: Wrote the quote ‘ Give me liberty or give me death.” </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Adams: started the club the Sons of liberty. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethan Allen: captures a British fort without firing one shot. </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington: fought in 1 battle and lost. The continental congress started a army and put George Washington in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson: wrote the Declaration of Independence. Was approved On July 4, 1776. had more than 50 signatures on it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Taxes <ul><li>Stamp tax: Was a tax on all legal documents. Also when Patrick Henry wrote the quote ‘ Give me liberty or give me death. </li></ul><ul><li>Tea Tax: Lowered the price on tea and made it cheaper. The colonist could buy the tea directly from the ship or the company. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Boston Tea Party <ul><li>The Sons of liberty dressed on the ships from England and dumped crates of tea in to the Boston Harbor. </li></ul><ul><li>After the tea party Great Britain Got angry at the colonist and decided to punish them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Boston Massacre <ul><li>5 people were killed after a group of drunks were throwing stuff at the British Soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sons of liberty used propaganda (where you twist the truth) to get the colonist more mad at the British Soldiers. </li></ul>Truth propaganda
  7. 7. Battle Of Quebec <ul><li>This was the major battle of the war and the British won the war. </li></ul><ul><li>When the war was over the French got kicked out of the Americas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proclamation of 1763 <ul><li>King Henry tells the colonist they cannot move over the mountains to keep from fighting the Indians </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist got mad and disobeyed the new law and moved over the mountains anyway and they took over Indian territory. </li></ul><ul><li>Indians got mad and the colonist and Indians started to fight again. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Militia <ul><li>The militia was a group of people trained to fight incase of an emergency. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the fighting took place out in the woods between the militia and the Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>The Indians used a technique called the guerilla warfare which was sneak up, hit, and run. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lexington <ul><li>This battle was the start of the Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>In the village of Lexington west of Boston, the residents had been preparing for a fight they thought was imminent. </li></ul><ul><li>They had accumulated powder and shot during the winter, but the high cost of those items had made target practice a rarity. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Battle at Bunker Hill <ul><li>The militia started to run out of bullets. </li></ul><ul><li>Col. Prescott Said “Don’t fire till you see the whites in their eyes.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Continental Congress <ul><li>Started an a army and put George Washington in command. </li></ul><ul><li>Made up an Olive Branch Petition that was the last try for peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. </li></ul><ul><li>On July 4, 1776 50 people signed the Declaration with John Hancock as the largest signature. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Answer <ul><li>Taxes remember the topic of Boston tea, another one was the percepted not getting enough rights to rule ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Because the king of England was imposing al these harsh laws on the colonies and they finally got tired of it. </li></ul>

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