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The French and indian war

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on 16 November 2017

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Transcript of The French and indian war

Steps to revolution
The French and indian war 1754
The war was fought between Britain and France and witnessed the americans joining the British to beat the French and the Natives.
Britain is victorious
Britain wins the war by having more supplies and troops resulting in the Treaty of Paris giving most of Canada, Florida and all land east of the Mississippi River to Britain.
The King's Proclamation
The British gave almost all the land they conquered to the natives But the settlers kept trying to settle and still fought with natives.
Conflicting claims
Britain and France wanted the Ohio valley a large piece of land that stretched from the Ohio River to the Mississippi River and the Appalachians so they both claimed it France sent troops to drive the British out and Britain declared war. Short version.
The revolution
France and Britain both claimed an area know as the Ohio valley it stretched from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River then to the Ohio River but great powers never share stuff so France sent men to drive the british Britain thought this was a act of war and declared war on France. Long version.
The Sugar Act
The Sugar Act was a tax Britain made to pay for the war in the Ohio valley it taxed sugar and molasses that came from the west indies it was unpopular and sadly it was the first of many taxes.
The Stamp Act-1765
The Stamp Act was a tax that parliament made which meant every thing that was purchased had a stamp and every thing stamped had a tax and if British soldiers caught you using something that didn't have a stamp you'd be arrested. Luckily in 1766 it was repealed.
The Townshend acts -1767
The Townshend Acts were a group laws that were made soon after the Stamp Act was repealed it added several new tax laws like the stamp act it caused boycotts and soon was repealed as well but the king stilled taxed tea.
The Boston Tea Party
In 1773 the British parliament passed the tea act giving the east India company a monopoly over tea which meant they were the only company allowed to sell tea. This was unpopular like all the taxes so the colonist either boycotted the tea or made there own a tea. In November 1773 3 ships carrying tea docked in Boston which none of the colonist liked so the brothers of liberty led by Samuel Adams dressed up as Natives from the Mohawk tribe raided the ship and dumped all the tea out.
The Coercive Acts
The Coercive Acts were a group of laws set in place because the parliament of Britain were mad at the colonist the new laws forced the colonist to follow old laws and added new ones one of these said to blockade the harbor with battle ships not letting people or ships in or out until the colonist payed for the tea they dumped they also got rid of Massachusetts legislature and gave control of Massachusetts to General Thomas Gage and he had to approve town meetings it also introduced the Quartering Act which meant soilders were allowed to take food from citizens and sleep in there houses without there consent
The First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress occurred in Philadelphia and was a meeting between colonist because they were afraid the king would take greater action against them so they sent a petition to the king reminding him they had equal rights as british citizens.
Concord and Lexington
After the letter the colonist were still scared so they formed locale militia who were called minute men because they were needed at a minutes notice they kept most of there weapons at Concord but soon general Cage found out he also heard that Samuel Adams and John Hancock who were the leaders of the sons of liberty were meeting in Lexington so the general sent 700 men to take the weapons and arrest the two leaders but Paul Revere heard and warned Sam and John and made sure the militia was ready so when the british came they weren't caught by surprise and were able to fight but they still lost and that helped to start the revolution.
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