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Road to the American Revolution
Transcript of Road to the American Revolution
*Center of Colonial Government
*Becomes the Capital of the US
Road to the
Proclamation of 1763
Boston Tea Party
Olive Branch Petition
Call to Arms
Battle of Lexington & Concord
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Commander of Army
wrote COMMON SENSE
Declaration of Independence
GB won the French and Indian War
Prevent further conflicts with Native Americans
British began taxing colonies
tax on all documents
"no taxation without representation"
Stamp Act Congress
meeting to organize resistance
Sons of Liberty
5 colonists killed
repealed Townshend Acts
Great Britain punished Boston
one group hoping to remain loyal to GB
one group preparing to fight
British send in MORE soldiers
colonists protest = BOYCOTT
SONS OF LIBERTY
colonists organize = unify the colonies
begin to organize MILITIAS
first armed conflict!
decided to write the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE
1. all men (people) are EQUAL
2. people have NATURAL RIGHTS
3. Government gets power from the PEOPLE
England's Policy: Salutary Neglect
French and Indian War
Long Term Causes
End of SALUTARY NEGLECT
Make a Living
Long Term Causes
ideas of self government
system of representative democracy in every colony
King George III
King George III ignored the FCC's
Declaration and Resolves...