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The road to the American Revolution
Transcript of The road to the American Revolution
Step:2 The French and Indian War
(The seven years war) 1756-1763
Step 6: Boston tea party 1773
Britain gives the East Indian Company special concessions in the colonial tea business and shuts out colonial tea merchants. Colonists in the Boston rebellion dumped 18,000 pounds of East Indian Companies tea into the Boston harbor.
The Boston tea party was important towards the American Revolution because it was the act of open rebellion to the taxes that were being levied by Britain without their colonists consent.
Step: 1 Enlightenment 1700s
The idea of using reason and knowledge, not faith.
The war began in 1756 through 1763.
After the French and Indians were defeated by Britain the French lost all its Northern American possessions and caused dept for Great Britain.
The French and Indian War , was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Great Britain. It was the dept that caused the escalation of tensions leading to the Revolutionary war.
Step 5: Boston Massacre
March 5, 1770
Conflict between the British and the colonists had been on the rise because the British government had been trying to increase control over the colonies and raise taxes.
The event in Boston helped unite the colonies against Britain. What started as a minor fight became a turning point in the beginning of the American Revolution.
The Boston Massacre helped spark the colonists desire for American independence.
Step 3: Sugar Act 1764
The British passed the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764, which placed a tax on sugar. The money was to go towards funds that would help improve security in the American colonies. This developed the Sugar Act protests; shippers and merchants were also affected from the Sugar Act. A lot of violence was involved and the Sugar Act was an important reason why fights broke out against the British which eventually led to the American Revolution.
Step 4: Stamp Act 1765
The act imposed a tax on documents and printed items. It was the first tax that affected colonists directly because it was enlisted on goods and services.
This act increased the colonists concerns about the intent of the British Parliament and added fuel to the growing movement toward the American Revolution.
Step7: Intolerable act 1774
King George III tightens control over Massachusetts by closing the Boston Harbor and quartering troops. Colonial leaders form the First Continental Congress and draw up a declaration of colonial rights.
The act sparked outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.
Step 8: Lexington & Concord
General Gage ordered troops to march to Concord, Massachusetts and seized colonial weapons. Minutemen intercept the British and engage in battle; first at Lexington, and then at Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord began on April 19, 1776, starting off the American Revolutionary War. The tensions that had built up before the war between residents of the Thirteen Colonies and British authorities were just the beginning of their breakaway from England.
The Enlightenment gave ideas to the colonists to question the authority. Which lead the colonists to spark the beginning of rebellion.
The age of Enlightenment influenced the American revolution because the colonists' began to think for themselves and wanted to break away from British rule and oppression.
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BEGINS
King George III
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776