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1 The Events That Led Up To The American Revolution
By: Carson Rommel The Events That Led Up To The American Revolution

2 The Proclamation of 1763 The Proclamation of 1763 was established by King George III, on October 7, 1763. The proclamation declared that after the French and Indian War, that the colonist would have to stay inside the Appalachian Mountains to be guaranteed safety from the Native Americans. The colonist were very angered especially the new land owners who just bought land west of the mountains.

3 The Sugar Act The British Parliament established the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764. The sugar act taxed molasses The colonist felt with this taxation that their rights as colonist were being violated. James Otis was a lawyer who said, “ No taxation without representation.”

4 Townshend Acts The British Parliament made these acts in 1767.
This took some of the taxes away from the Stamp Act, which they thought the colonist would be grateful for. This taxation taxed imported goods. The colonist were actually outraged to be taxed at all.

5 Daughters of Liberty The DOL was founded to support the boycott for British goods. The action they suggested was that everyone was to wear homemade clothing.

6 The Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 in Boston Massachusetts. The protestors were provoking the British soldiers due to the amount of job loss and the British fired upon them killing five colonist. Crispus Attuks was the first death, but Paul Revere decided he would spread the news to all the colonies.

7 Tea Act Parliament established this in 1773.
Allowed all companies to bypass colonist merchants

8 Stamp Act British Parliament introduced these acts in 1765.
It taxed all printed materials! Colonist thought it was time to take action. Eventually Parliament gave in to the demands of the colonist.

9 Sons Of Liberty Was founded by Sam Adams in the summer of 1765 in Boston. They were founded to protest the Stamp Act and they burned effigies of hated tax collectors.

10 Continental coNGress They met in September of1774 in Philadelphia, PA.
Three attendees were; John Jay, John Adams and George Washington. They realized they would have to work together. They established that they should, boycott British goods and arm themselves against British.

11 The Boston tea party On midnight of a cold December 16, 1773.
The main offenders were the Stamp Act protestors. They all dressed as armed Mohawk Indians and threw 342 barrels of tea overboard.

12 The declaratory act Parliament established this act in 1766.
It said British had full control over taxes and decision making in the colonies. The colonist were infuriated.

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