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British Actions and Colonial Reactions, 1765 - 1775
Transcript of British Actions and Colonial Reactions, 1765 - 1775
By Jed Baldwin
1765 Stamp Act
Britain passes the Stamp Act, a tax law requiring coonists to purchase special stamps to prove payment of tax
Colonists harass stamp distributors, boycott british goods, and prepare a declaration of rights and Grievances.
Britain Taxes certain colonial imports and stations troops at major colonial ports to protect custom officers
Colonists protest "taxation without representation" and organize a new boycott of imported goods.
British troops stationed in Boston are taunted by an angry mob. The troops fire into the crowd, killing five colonists.
Colonial agitators label the conflict a massacre and publish a dramatic engraving depicting the violence.
Britain gives the east India Company Special concessions in the colonial tea business and shuts out colonial tea merchants.
Colonists in boston rebel, dumping 18,000 pounds of East India Company tea into Boston harbor.
King George III tightens control over Massachusetts by closing Boston Harbor and quartering troops.
Colonial leaders from the first Continental Congress and draw up a Declaration of Colonial Rights
General Gage orders troops to march to concord, Massachusetts and seize colonial weapons.
Minutemen intercept the british and engage in battle - Fist at Lexington, and then at Concord
1770 Boston Massacre
1773 Tea Act
1774 Intolerable Acts
1775 Lexington and Concord
They were British and they wanted to be British. They didn't want to change.
All of the towns, like Boston were about 10,000 people in population.
It doesn't matted if you are lazy and stupid, if your dad it the king, it doesn't matter, you will be alright. they thought that they were the best people in the world.
They put stamps on papers, and you had to buy the stamps. If you don't have the stamp on it, you are illegal. The colonists felt like they were Not respected and there was no need to be consulted about the tax. "Taxation without Representation." The colonists wanted to be more english than the English, and britain made problems for them. They taxed things to effect everyone. Everyone started getting very angry.
The British came looking for arms in concord. Paul Revere and his team went to warn the colonists. The colonists were religious, they were all pretty religious and didn't kill people. The Puritans gather on the green to stand against the British. An unknown person fires the first shot. Battle breaks out and 8 puritans are killed. The people around in other towns and Lexington harass the British as they travel back to Boston, killing some of them. the colonists used rifled barrels, and the British had like snipers.the black powder released a lot of smoke, there was smoke everywhere. the colonists surround the British in Boston, Which lead to the beginning of the war.
Concord and Lexington