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The Events and People That Formed a Nation : The American Revolution By Rob Austin.

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1 The Events and People That Formed a Nation : The American Revolution By Rob Austin

2 What started the American Revolution? English King George’s unjust laws Taxation without representation Separation from England (Atlantic Ocean) Lack of Liberty (Freedom) The Stamp Act, the sugar act, and the The Boston Tea Party Colonists attacked in the Battles of Lexington and Concord

3 The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770A crowd of Bostonians begins throwing chunks of ice, oyster shells, piece of coal and other objects at a British guard near the Custom House. Captain Thomas Preston orders the main guard out to protect the sentry and restore order. After a soldier is hit with a stick, he yells "fire!" and shoots into the crowd. Other shots follow. When the shooting stops, five civilians lay mortally wounded. The incident becomes known as "the Boston Massacre."March 5, 1770A crowd of Bostonians begins throwing chunks of ice, oyster shells, piece of coal and other objects at a British guard near the Custom House. Captain Thomas Preston orders the main guard out to protect the sentry and restore order. After a soldier is hit with a stick, he yells "fire!" and shoots into the crowd. Other shots follow. When the shooting stops, five civilians lay mortally wounded. The incident becomes known as "the Boston Massacre."

4 The Stamp Act The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains (10,000 troops were to be stationed on the American frontier for this purpose).

5 The Boston Tea Party On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. The men were dressed as Mohawk Indians. They boarded three British ships, the Beaver, the Eleanor and the Dartmouth, and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.

6 Paul Revere’s Ride The King of England sent many troops to attack the Colonies. Paul Revere was a Patriot. He had a group called the Sons of Liberty. Paul rode all night in order to warn of the English troops preparing to attack the colonists.

7 Questions? What started the Boston Tea Party? Taxes on tea.


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