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The Events that led to the Revolution
Transcript of The Events that led to the Revolution
The French and Indian War
Conflicting Claims 1750
Both Great Britain and France laid
into the claim of the Ohio Valley,
apiece of land, that stretched from
the Ohio river to the Appalachians to
the Mississippi river. The French
sent troops to drive out the British
witch resulted in the British declaring war.
Britain Wins the War Leading to The Treaty of Paris
Britain sent more troops and supplies to the colonies and eventually won the war. The war ended with a treaty of Paris witch said Britain now owned most of Canada, All land
east of the Mississippi
river, and Florida
The Events that led to the Revolution
The Proclamation - 1763
Britain's knew king, king George the third tried to put an end to the fighting, by making a proclamation. The proclamation said, "All the lands west of the Appalachian mountains belonged to the Native Americans." The colonist believed that the reason they fought was to get the French to stop blocking their settlements. The French people didn't like the British people telling
them to leave and as a result they kept
The War was fought between Britain and France and witnessed the Americans joining forces with British against the French
and the Indians.
The Stamp Act
In 1765, the Parliament made and approved another law. They made an event called the stamp act and what the stamp act did was put stamps on paper items such as, Newspapers, legal documents, and playing cards. They would put a stamp on each of those items to see if they payed the taxes for that item.
The knew laws were very unfair and the colonist were forced to follow them.
The TownShend Acts - 1767
The parliament passed several knew tax laws called the Town Shed Acts. The knew taxes that they charged were glass, tea, paint, and paper because they were the items that were brought to colonies. The laws also included tax collectors. The Parliament still believed that they had the right to revoke laws, like the stamp act and make laws for the colonists even though they were unfair.
The Boston Tea Party
The parliament passed another act called the tea act. What Britain did with the tea act was make a legal monopoly to give tea to East India. The tea act also allowed Britain to control the price and competition of tea and therefore, only East India was allowed to sell tea to other places. Colonist didn't want to be taxed on tea so the boycotted tea. The sons of liberty dressed like the Mowhawk tribe and when to board the boats. When they got on they threw 300 chests of tea overboard.
The Coercive Acts- 1774
The British leaders didn't forget a thing about the Boston tea party. The British leaders passed a knew set of laws called the Coercive act to punish the Colonist. The Coercive act made the Colonist follow the unfair acts as well as pay for all the tea they destroyed. They also wouldn't let the colonist have a meeting without telling them. Now the colony was in the hands of Thomas Gage. The Coercive acts also made the colonist provide shelter and food for the soldiers. The colonist saw this act as unacceptable and named it the unacceptable act. How ever Edmund Burke said "You will force them to buy taxed goods. Has seven years of struggle yet been able to force them." The Parliament wouldn't agree with his choice.
The Actions of the First Continental Congress
Many people that lived in Britian were worried about what was going on with the colonies. William Pitt was a member of the parliament said he would go and try to make piece in the colonies by governing America. The colonist were worried that the British empire would take stronger action on them. Then, the colonial leaders met in Philadelphia and it was the first meeting in the North and was therefore called the First Continental Congress. They reminded the British about the colonist rights and voted that
they must stop trade with Britain
Lexington and Concord - 1775
Colonist in Massachusetts quickly formed Military units called Minuteman. General Gage heard about their plan to attack so he sent seven hundred soldiers to arrest the leaders and take the weapons. The British wanted their attack to be a secret, but Paul Revere heard about in and went back to tell them he said, "Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war, let it begin here.Know one knows who fired first, but 8 minutemen were killed and many were wounded.