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Events that led to revolution
Transcript of Events that led to revolution
Conflicting claims 1750
Both Great Britain and France laid claim to the Ohio Valley, a piece of land , that stretched from the Ohio river the 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 1763
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 land east of the Mississippi River, and Florida.
Paying for war
In 1763 Britain's king George tried to end the fighting so he made a proclamation. He said the all lands west of the Appalachian belonged to the Indians. White settlers were told to leave. The french did not like that they were being told to leave. As a result the fighting continued. The colonist were also angry because taxes were getting past by Parliament. Only because the British leaders looked at their budget and realized that they needed to pay off the war but they did not have enough money.
French and indian war
The war was fought between Britain and France and witnessed the Americans joining forces with the British against the French and Indians .
The stamp act 1765
The parliament approved another tax law.
The Stamp act which allowed the British to tax most thing made of paper. The British would put a stamp to show that the tax has been paid. The British thought that tax was fair but the colonist did not.
The Townshend acts 1767
In 1767 the Parliament passed several
new tax laws, The Townshend acts taxed imports such as glass, tea, paint,
and paper. The new laws set new tax collector groups. The Parliament still believed that thy could make laws for
The Boston Tea Party
In 1773 the Parliament created a legal monopoly on tea for the British, which means they have complete control over tea. This includes pricing and competition. only the east India company was allowed to sell to the colonies. Ships carrying thousands of pounds of tea set sail in November 1773. When they reached Boston the Governor let them dock with lots of colonists disagreeing. Which led to the Boston tea party when about 150 people dumped tea int the Boston harbor.
The Coercive Acts 1774
The Boston Tea party angered the
British leaders. Later in 1774 the
Parliament passed more laws called the Coercive Acts. These laws were made so they could force the colonists to follow the rules they don't like or there was a punishment.
Continental Congress & Lexington /Concord
1774- In June, William Pitt a representative of the Parliament, asked the British Leaders to be patient. He said that he had a better, more gentle way of governing America.
1775- The Colonist in Massachusetts Quickly formed a militia. These were called Minutemen because they were said be ready to fight in a minute's notice