Road to revolution

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In History
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    Known as “the seven year war” happened between Britain and France. The war started after repeated conflict when France tried to expand into the Ohio River valley. Then a series of battles lead to the British Declaration of war in 1756. The British would win many times and in 1763 at the peace conference the British received Canada from France and Florida for Spain.
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    Road to revolution

  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    Parliament passed a modification of the 1733 Sugar and Molasses Act. This act was designed to raise taxes on sugar, and lower taxes on molasses, thereby disrupting colonial economies through reducing the markets they could sell to.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    The Stamp Act is one of the worst acts passed by the British Parliament. It added a tax to every stamp that needed to be placed on a document and added a tax on paper.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty was a rebellious group formed to oppose England. They began boycotting British goods and smuggling them into the country. To avoid the taxes and and the British economy suffered, so the British repealed the Stamp Act.
  • Boston massacre

    Boston massacre
    British were out roaming the town of Boston. The colonists were outside throwing snowballs at redcoats. One of the colonists had a fire in their house and went outside and yelled “FIRE.” This is the shot heard around the world. So the redcoats fired. Two colonists were shot. Both sides shared the blame. Colonists hyped up what happened to get press to show how bad the British were.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    To protest the British tax on on tea 100 people from Boston boarded british ships ,dressed as native Americans, broke broke and dumped around 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The British shut off the Boston Ports due to the Boston Tea Party. There were now new restrictions on the town meetings. There was also a new quartering act that gave local authorities power to lodge soldiers anywhere, anytime, with no questions asked.