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Revolutionary War

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Transcript of Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War
New Laws/Taxes
1.
Sugar Act
- Tax on imported Sugar & Molasses

2.
Stamp Act
- Tax on Almost all printed material (newspapers, playing cards, all printed material needed a stamp)
New Laws/Taxes Continued
3.
Townshend Act
- Tax on imported goods such as glass, tea,paint) eventually Townshend Act repealed (to reverse the law)

*
Tea
was the only good that was still taxed. It was the beverage of choice.
Boycott/Protest Groups
1.
Non Importation Agreement
- Don't buy.... Boycott goods from England.

2.
Declaratory Act-
(Stamp Act Repealed) Parliament declared that they had the right to tax and control the colonies
Boycott Protest Groups Continued
3.
Sons & Daughters of Liberty
- 2 protest groups

4.
Boston Massacre
- fight broke out between British soldiers & colonist (11 colonist killed) colonist angry protest

5.
Boston Tea Party
- Sons of Liberty protest tax on tea. Destroy tea by throwing tea in water
Grievances/Actions Taken
1.
Continental Congress Formed
- Key players G. Washington, J. Adams, Sam Adams- (asked Parliament to Repeal Acts)

2.
Boycott British Trade

3.
Claim entitled
to same rights as Englishmen in England
Revolutionary War
Grievances/Actions Taken Continued

4.
County Militias
were formed

5.
Minutemen
- citizen soldiers ready in a moments notice.
Fighting Breaks Out!

1.
Begins In New England
(Concord & Lexington) The colonist stored weapons in Concord

2.
Paul Revere
- Warned the Colonist the British were heading to Concord

*
Shots fired
in Lexington (heard round the world)
Fighting Breaks Out Cont'


3.
Benedict Arnold
- became a traitor to colonist

4.
Loyalist
- People loyal to the British

5.
Patriots
- Supported the war and independence & supported the colonist


Independence
1.
2nd Continental Congress
- Met to Declare Independence (important Leaders) GW, Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, John Adams & TJ (Thomas Jefferson)

2.
Created Continental Army
- " Olive Branch Petition" one last try for compromise the king said
NO!
Independence Cont'
3.
Thomas Paine
- Wrote famous pamphlet called "Common Sense" (called for complete Independence)

4.
Declaration of Independence
- Written by TJ (told the world why the colonist wanted to break away from England)
Revolutionary War Results
1.
New States
- Not Colonies anymore Yeh!!!

2.
Fought War
- Declared Independence

3.
New Government
to be formed- Proclaimed a "New Nation" New beginning.
Revolutionary War Cont'
4.
Believe Rights
Entitled to & for complaints against the British

5.
Sides
= British, Hessians, Native Am

vs.
Colonist, French & some Native Americans too

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War lasted 8 long years
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