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1 The Road To Revolution EQ: What were the events that lead up to the American Revolution?

2 Key Vocabulary _____________: to take back a law or tax _____________: to take back a law or tax __________: refusing to buy or participate __________: refusing to buy or participate _______________ King of England at time _______________ King of England at time __________: the ability to overrule other peoples opinions __________: the ability to overrule other peoples opinions

3 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Some Native Americans allied with the colonists. The French traded and allied with the Algonquian and Huron. The English allied with the Iroquois League. France and Britain struggled for control of North America The French and Indian War started in The turning point came when the British captured Quebec in It gave Canada and all French lands east of the Mississippi River to Britain. The French and Indian War

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5 Before the French & Indian War

6 After the French & Indian War

7 Proclamation of 1763 To avoid further conflict with western Native Americans England ____________________ west of the _____________________________ to the colonist. To avoid further conflict with western Native Americans England ____________________ west of the _____________________________ to the colonist.

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9 New Colonial Policy ______________________ (1764) ______________________ (1764) AKA the ________________________ AKA the ________________________ Raised the tax on certain items that Britain sold to the colonies (e.g. sugar, molasses, silk, wine) Raised the tax on certain items that Britain sold to the colonies (e.g. sugar, molasses, silk, wine) ______________________ (1765) ______________________ (1765) Required colonist to feed & shelter British troops stationed in the Americas Required colonist to feed & shelter British troops stationed in the Americas ______________________ (1765) ______________________ (1765) Required colonist to buy stamps for deeds, mortgages, liquor licenses, playing cards, and almanacs Required colonist to buy stamps for deeds, mortgages, liquor licenses, playing cards, and almanacs The stamp was proof that the tax had been paid The stamp was proof that the tax had been paid American resistance forced the British Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act in 1766 American resistance forced the British Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act in 1766

10 New Colonial Policy Cont... ____________________ (1767) ____________________ (1767) A series of acts that placed taxes on various goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea A series of acts that placed taxes on various goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea Colonist boycotted the Townshend Acts Colonist boycotted the Townshend Acts

11 The Boston Massacre March 5 th, 1770 in Boston a group of colonist hurl insults at British soldiers calling them names March 5 th, 1770 in Boston a group of colonist hurl insults at British soldiers calling them names _____________________________ _____________________________ The colonist use this as ______________ The colonist use this as _________________________________________________

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13 The Tea Act The __________________ were repealed except for the tax on tea The __________________ were repealed except for the tax on tea Dec. 16, 1773 a group of colonist disguised as Native Americans boarded ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped over 300 chest of tea in the water Dec. 16, 1773 a group of colonist disguised as Native Americans boarded ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped over 300 chest of tea in the water Became known as the _______________ Became known as the _______________

14 The Intolerable Acts The British called them the ____________ The British called them the ____________ The British closed the port of Boston as a result of the _________________ until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea The British closed the port of Boston as a result of the _________________ until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea

15 CAUSE AND EFFECT: Growing Conflict Between Britain and America DateBritish ActionColonial Reaction 1763 Proclamation of 1763 issuedProclamation leads to anger 1765 Stamp Act passedBoycott of British goods; Stamp Act Resolves passed 1766 Stamp Act repealed; Declaration Act passedBoycott ended 1767 Townshend Acts passedNew boycotts; Boston Massacre (March 1770) 1770 Townshend Acts repealed (April)Tension between colonies and Britain reduced 1773 Tea Act passedBoston Tea Party 1774 Intolerable Acts passedFirst Continental Congress bans trade; militias organized 1775 Troops ordered to Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts Militia fights British troops; Second Continental Congress; Continental Army established

16 The First Continental Congress Sept. 1774, delegates from all the colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia Sept. 1774, delegates from all the colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia __________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________

17 The Midnight Ride In 1775, _______________ instructed General Thomas Gage, the British commander in chief in Massachusetts, __________________________________ In 1775, _______________ instructed General Thomas Gage, the British commander in chief in Massachusetts, _____________________________________________________________________ Gage ordered Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to Concord with a detachment of 700 men to destroy the military supplies there and to arrest two Patriot leaders for treason Gage ordered Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to Concord with a detachment of 700 men to destroy the military supplies there and to arrest two Patriot leaders for treason

18 The Midnight Ride Cont... _____________________________ were sent to warn the patriots in Lexington & Concord _____________________________ were sent to warn the patriots in Lexington & Concord

19 Lexington & Concord April 19, 1775 the British reach Lexington & about 70 minutemen waited for the redcoats in Lexington April 19, 1775 the British reach Lexington & about 70 minutemen waited for the redcoats in Lexington ______________________________. But 8 minutemen fell dead, and 10 more were wounded & one British soldier had been injured. ______________________________. But 8 minutemen fell dead, and 10 more were wounded & one British soldier had been injured. Became known as __________________ Became known as _____________________________________________________

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