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Boston Massacre

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Rodolfo Gaytan

on 16 October 2014

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Boston Massacre
In 1768 General Thomas Gage sent troops to silence the protest and enforce the writs of assistance.
Tea Act
- British East India did not have to pay taxes

-Colonists feared a monopoly

-Many colonists opposed it and refused to buy tea

-The Sons of Liberty threatened tea importers and pledged a boycott
Boston Tea Party
-Convened in Philadelphia's Carpenter's Hall on September 5, 1774

-Each of the thirteen colonies sent delegates except Georgia

-Some delegates wanted the colonies to remain part of the British Empire, but others wanted independence

-Congress came with the resolution Declaration of Resolves

-The delegates called for a ban on all trade with Great Britain

-Parliament ordered General Thomas Gage to put down the rebellion
A series of laws passed by the British in 1774. These were called the Intolerable acts.

The acts took away Massachusetts self-government and historic rights.

The laws were passed in response to the Boston Tea Party.
The Treaty of Paris was signed on 10 February 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain.

The signing Finally stopped the seven year war. Which began a British dominance outside of Europe.
Patrick Henry
For the colonist's uncooperative
behavior, the british passed the
intolerable acts.

Road to Independence
The Proclamation of 1763
Due to Pontiac's rebellion and and other American Indians uprising, the british put in act a proclamation to more effectively protect the colonist.
They issued the Proclamation of 1763, baring settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
First Continental Congress 1774
Intolerable acts
This created tension
The crowd got violent and threw objects at the soldiers.
One soldier fell over and accidentally shot a fire, so the rest shot into the crowd as well.
Thomas Paine
He promoted the Patriot cause
Published The Common Sense pamphlets in January 1776
sold 120,000 copies of luis's albums
His words aroused the people's want of independence.
Patrick Henry's Give me Liberty or
Give me Death speech inspired many office members, even some loyalist.
Treaty of Paris
Second Continental Congress
Abigail Adams

The wife of John Adams who was the first Vice President and the second President.
She is also is the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President.
She fought for women to be able to run office, which succeeded after the revolution.
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is a founding father of America. He was elected President in 1796, He was opposing Adams.
The Second continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies that began to meet in 1775. They managed the war efforts and pushed closer to independence.
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