REVIEW SOL 1.6 a,b,c,d
CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE
A struggle between the British and the French.
Colonists fought for the British, while the Native
Americans fought for the French.
The British won, receiving all lands east of the
Mississippi River, except new Orleans.
Colonists were not allowed to settle the land
they helped win.
Colonists were taxed to pay the war cost.
French and Indian War
Stamp Act: required stamps to be purchased
and placed on newspapers, almanacs,
pamphlets, legal documents, and playing cards
Townshend Act: taxes on glass, lead, paint,
paper, and tea
Tea act: permitted the British East India Tea
Comp. to sell tea at a lower price than colonial
Acts of Parliament
A protest against the Tea Act of 1773. The Tea
Act let the British East India Tea Company
bypass tea merchants and sell directly to
Colonist dressed as Indians and dumped
British tea into Boston harbor
Boston Tea Party
March 5, 1770
Encounter between British troops and citizens of
Patriots antagonized British troops, who were
quartered in Boston to discourage
demonstrations against the Townshend Acts.
British troops fired on the Patriots, killing 5
Colonies had no representation in parliament
Colonists didn’t like the powers of colonial
England wanted strict control over colonial
Colonies opposed taxes
The proclamation of 1763 wouldn’t let the
colonists past the Appalachian mountains
Sources of colonial dissatisfaction
To help finance the French and Indian war
To help maintain English troops in the colonies
England’s reasons for taxation
were some of the key
individuals in the Revolutionary War?
What role did key individuals play in
the Revolutionary War?
What were some of the key events
that occurred during the
Revolutionary War period?
Key People and Events of the
King George III: the British king during the
American Revolution era.
KING DURING THE WAR
Lord Cornwallis: The British General who
surrendered at Yorktown
John Adams: championed the cause of
George Washington: Commander of the
Thomas Jefferson: major author of the
Declaration of Independent
Patrick Henry: outspoken member of the House
of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with
his “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech
Benjamin Franklin: prominent member of the
Continental Congress; helped frame the
Declaration of Independence; helped gain
French support for American independence
Phyllis Wheatley: former slave who wrote
poems and plays supporting independence.
PAUL REVERE: Patriot who made a daring ride
to warn colonists of the British arrival: “The
British are coming!”
First Continental Congress: in 1774, delegates
from all the colonies except Georgia met to
discuss problems with Great Britain and to
Battle of Lexington and Concord: this was the
site of the first armed conflict of the
Revolutionary War in 1775
Depiction of the Battle of Lexington,
April 19, 1775.
Approval of the Declaration of Independence:
colonies declared independence from Great
Britain on July 4, 1776.
Battle of Saratoga: The American victory in
1777 was the turning point in the war.
Surrender at Yorktown: The American and
French forces defeated the forces of Lord
Cornwallis and marked the end of the
Signing of the Treaty of Paris: in 1783, Great
Britain recognized American independence in
Defense of the colonists’ own land, strong
beliefs, and capable leadership contributed to
the American victory in the Revolutionary War.
Additional support from France