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The American Revolution
Transcript of The American Revolution
Main Events Timeline...
By: Alana Sullivan
Before the American Revolution...
The British basically went around bossing the americans and made all them pay taxes to the king. Until the americans got angry and started fighting.
Sugar Act: North American colonies, passed the first law.
On the 15 of May, the British got angry at the Americans with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops.
Stamp Act: On March 22, The Act established a Vice-Admiralty Court that export cases without judges and with the reason of guilt. This led to more widespread protest.
Sugar Act: British passes the first law that affects the colonies.This act did not allow the American colonies from issuing their own currency.
Quartering Act: Colonial assemblies needs to pay for supplies to British garrisons.
Stamp Act: Seeking to finance some of the costs of battles in the colonies, the parliament requires all legal documents, such as "stamped" paper on which a fee is placed.
Declaratory Act: Parliament ends the Stamp Act, but declares that it still has the right to tax colonies
Boston Massacre: Angered by the troops and Britain's colonial policy, a crowd begins attacking a group of soldiers guarding the customs house
Then Americans got even more upset. So as "revenge" they dump £9,000 of East India Company tea into the Boston harbor.
Cause and Effect of the American Revolution
Proclamation of 1763
British Leaders feared that more fighting would take place on the frontier if colonists keep moving onto American Indian Lands.
Proclamation of 1763
This law banned British settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. It also made settlers leave the Upper Ohio River Valley.
Parliament punished Boston because of the Boston Tea Party. This act required colonists to house British soldiers.
People started getting more angry. It started the anger of the revolution.
On March 5, 1770, a British soldier had an argument with a colonist and hit him. A crowd came around the soldier, throwing snowballs and shouting. Soon a small group of troops arrived. The crowd grew louder and angrier by the moment.
The soldiers fired into the crowd killing five men
British officials used writs of assistance. These allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods.
Colonists hated the new laws because they took power away from colonial government. The colonists responded by once again boycotting many British goods.
People that helped from UN
Benjamin Franklin was a great leader in the American Revolution. He had many jobs in his life. He was a politician, a writer, a musician, a scientist and an inventor
King George III was the ruler of Great Britain from 1760-1820. He was a true hero to all those in Great Britain. But, to people in the colonies, he was not a hero, he was an evil monster.
King George I I I
George Washington was chosen to be the leader of the American army against the French because he knew the woods so well.
Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. He sent the navy to fight against the pirates in the Mediterranean. He also bought the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803.
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