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Transcript of Boston Massacre
The Proclamation of 1763 was a western boundary for the colonists. The colonists were mad. Especially the people that owned land in the west already. They felt like they were being neglected of their rights.
The Sugar Act
In 1764 the parliament passed the sugar act. The sugar act lowered taxes on Sugar. By doing so, Grenille, prime minister of Britain, thought that the colonists wouldn't smuggle anymore and pay their taxes instead. It also let officers collect smuggled goods from colonists without going to court.It basically was an act to control smuggling angered colonists.
The Stamp Act
The stamp act was a tax law saying that in every paper you purchased you had to pay taxes, such as ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The money was used to help the stationed troops at the Appalachian Mountains.
This prezi is based off of the Revolutionary War unit. Its all leads up to the way our country is today. All the battles and war had lead up to our freedom. Representations, taxes, and forceful laws is how it all started off. This is how America came to be.
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5th, 1770. It was the cause of 5 colonist killings by British officers. The colonists were so angry about taxed laws caused by the Townshend Act. The colonist soon used propaganda to their benefit to make sure the royal king of England looked bad.
The Tea Act
The Townshend Act
In 1767 Parliament passed a set of laws would apply only to imported goods such as tea, paper, and glass being paid at the port of interest. This also angered the colonist. They felt like only their representatives had the right to tax them.
In 1773 Parliament passed a set of laws saying that companies could sell tea directly to shopkeepers and bypass colonial merchants who usually distributed the tea. The colonist called for a boycott and swore to stop the East India Company from unloading ships.
Sons of Liberty
Samuel Adams helped start an organization called the Sons of Liberty to go against the Stamp Act. They burned effigies, rag figures and destroyed houses belonging to royal officers. The Sons of Liberty developed groups everywhere.
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party took place in the late 1773. Despite their protest and boycott of the The Tea Act, The East India Company still shipped tea to the colonies. The colonist sent back the tea ships of New York and Philadelphia to turn back. When three ships arrived at the Boston Harbor the Royal government ordered the ships to be unloaded. On December 16, Men disguised in Mohawks got on the ships and threw all the tea out in the harbor around midnight.
The Intolerable Act
When the news of the Boston Tea Party reached London King George III, he realized he was losing control of the colonies. They responded by passing the Coercive Acts in 1774. The act closed the harbor until all the tea was payed for from the colonists. the act also forced Bostonians to shelter soldiers in their homes. They colonist thought this went against their rights. The colonist expressed this act by calling it the Intolerable Act.
The Continental Congress
In September 1774, 55 delegates from every colonies except Georgia arrived in Philadelphia. They had come to establish a representative for America which was called the Continental Congress.
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
Paul Revere and William Dawes rode to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams & John Handcock that the British were coming, once Dr. Joseph Warren saw a British Troop.
Lexington and Concord
The battle of Lexington and Concord was fought on April 17 1775. The battle was fought between the road to Boston and Concord Massachusetts. The British army was opposed by local colonist militia. The colonist militia was greatly out numbered but yet they were the first to fire on the road to concord coming back from Lexington.
Second Continental Congress
"On may 1775 the second congress met.They had said that Britain had declared war against them on March 26, 1775. The Continental Army was created to oppose the British, and General George Washington was appointed commander in chief. Silas Deane was sent to France as an ambassador of the United States. American ports were reopened in defiance of the Navigation Acts. Most importantly, on July 4, 1776, they adopted the Declaration of Independence. This Congress nobly tried to lead the new country through the war with very little money and little real power. The Congress had disagreements with others such as politicians who wanted payment and the military who wanted more control. However, despite these problems, with the help of the Continental Congress s guidance throughout the war, the colonists prevailed."
The Declaration of Independence
"The document starts off stating the purpose of governments(to permit people to seek out "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness") It states that people have the right to remove a government that has become oppressive and abusive (governments are to rule with the consent of the governed).
It then lists a number of specific complaints against the King. Among them are the interference or prevention of the colonies from self rule, or participation in Parliamentary process, the use of martial law to supersede civil law, the forced housing of troops in civilian households, forced taxation without representation, etc.
The Declaration ends with a summary of the attempts of the Colonials to seek out a peaceful resolution to the conflicts with the King/England. It then declares that since these measures were not successful, that the Colonies therefore declared their independence from England as the only remaining solution to those issues."
American Advantages and disadvantages
There are many advantages and disadvantages to the Americans. Here are some.
* home land
* Guerrilla warfare
* French military assistance.
* fewer weapons/material
* British had more soldiers
* History book
In this unit of the revolutionary war, I have learned a lot. I have learned that our voice being heard means a lot and how now we are able to have that freedom because of the declaration of independence. I also learned that having representatives was a big reason why colonist had wanted to declared independence. Finally, I learned that if we wouldn't of fought for freedom, this country would of been different. It still affects things today and always will. Those are some things I've learned in this revolutionary war unit.
"The Treaty of Paris was a formal agreement between America and Great Britain, signed on September 3, 1783. The signed agreement recognized American independence, established borders for the new nation, and formally ended the Revolutionary War. Articles of the treaty were being formed as early as 1782, and the Treaty of Paris was finally ratified by the Continental Congress in 1784. The treaty contained ten articles, or key points, and the preface declares the intention of both America and Great Britain to forget all past differences and misunderstandings."
Treaty of Paris
The battle of Yorktown was one of the major battles during the revolutionary war. It took place on October 9, 1781. There was a force of 8980 soldiers in the british and a force of 20600 soldiers on the american side. Another major battle was the Battle of Quebec.It took place on December 31, 1775. Great Britain had the force of 1800 soldiers and the U.S colonies had the force of 1200 soldiers. The third major battle was the battle of Trenton. It took place on December 26, 1776 a force of 2400 soldiers. These battles were a big part and soon led up to the Revolutionary War.