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Events to Revoloution
Transcript of Events to Revoloution
The War was fought between Britain and France and witnessed the Americans working together with Britain against the French and Indians.
Both Great Britain and France laid claim to the Ohio Valley, a piece of land, that stretched from the Ohio river to the Appalachians to the Mississippi River. The French sent troops to drive out the British which 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 the Treaty of Paris which said Britain now owned most of Canada, all of the land east of the Mississippi river, and Florida.
In 1763, King George III attempted to end the war with the Proclamation of 1763. The Proclamation stated that all land west of the Appalachians is native american territory. However, 99t 343 just earlier in that same year the Treaty of Paris stated that that same land was the for the french. After the war the king lost a lot of money and started taxing the colonist major using the sugar act. The colonist didn't agree with the deal and refused to pay.
The Townshend Acts stated that even more things will be taxed. Tea, glass, paint, and paper were all on the list. After this law was established the british sent more troops to search the homes. By the 1770s there were 9,000 troops in the colonies.
The Stamp Act
The Stamp Act stated that certain items, such as cards and newspapers, you had to pay tax and when you did you would get a stamp on it. British soldiers would check homes to make sure the respected items had a stamp. If they didn't have the stamp there item would be confiscated, they would be fined, and even imprisoned.
Boston Tea Party
In 1773 the British government past the Tea Act. This gave the power of the Britain's East India Company to be the only company to supply tea among the colonists. They got to control the price of the tea and the tax. If you didn't want to pay tax you couldn't drink the colonist favorite tea. So in December of 1773 the Sons of liberty group, lead by Samuel Adams, Dressed up as members of the Mohawk tribe and through all of the tea that was being shipped to the colonist over board.
The Coercive Acts
In 1774 the Parliament decide to punish the colonist for the "Tea Party". The Coercive Acts consisted of laws like until the colonist paid off what they had thrown over board the port of Boston would be cut off, no ships delivering goods in or out. Another law was that the Massachusetts legislature, a group of leaders from Massachusetts, could no longer meet leaving British general Thomas Gage in charge. Colonists must also house and feed the British soldiers in their area. The colonist described these laws as " intolerable" but the government would give in.
The Revolutionary War Begins
Events to Revolution
The First Continental Congress and the Lexington and Concord battles.
In late 1774 the Americans gathered all the leaders and had a meeting, this group was called The First Continental Congress. They sent a letter to the king of England telling him about how they feel about the taxes and his leadership. The colonist, after not hearing back from the king, decided to cut off most trade from England. The British soldiers, ordered by the King, went to Lexington and Concord to attack the colonist for their beliefs. Samuel Adams and John Hancock had a meeting in Lexington to Think of away to fight the British off General Gage heard about this and order troupes to Lexington to attack them. However, Paul Revere found out that they where attacking and warned the gentlemen. They went to Concord where the British would and up and It would Be The British verses the Minutemen. They where named the minute men for how fast the got ready.