Presentation on theme: "Causes of the American Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1 Causes of the American Revolution French and Indian WarProclamation Of 1763No Taxation without RepresentationSugar ActStamp ActTownshend ActQuartering ActBoston MassacreTea ActBoston Tea PartyIntolerable Act1st Continental CongressLexington and Concord
2 French and Indian warBecause England fought this war to help protect the colonies England went into debt (to owe money)
3 No Taxation Without Representation The colonists were being taxed by the Kingand Parliament without any say or input intoThe decisions being made!John HancockJohn AdamsSam Adams
4 Sugar ActThis act taxed sugar, molasses and coffeeTax
5 “No Taxation without Representation” The colonists were upset because they had nowsay in how the colonies were being run! Theycame up with a catch phrase or slogan.This catch phrase or slogan was:“No Taxation without Representation”
6 Stamp Act Hear Ye, Hear Ye This taxed legal documents, newspapers, printed materials, playing cards, and dice
7 Declaratory ActThis was a statement of power. It said that England had the power to tax the colonies whenever they wanted!
8 I.E.- lead, paint, paper, and glass Townshend ActThis act taxed items needed for every day life in the colonies NOT made in the colonies.I.E.- lead, paint, paper, and glass
9 Quartering ActThis act said that the colonists had to provide housing, candlesbedding, and beverages for the British soldiers.
10 Boston MassacreFive colonists were killed here. An African American sailor,Crispus Attucks, was one of the five civilians killed here!
11 Tea Act This act taxed tea, but more importantly, formed a monopoly for the British East India CompanyMonopoly-To control all the sales of a certain product
12 Boston Tea Party Colonists dressed up as Mohawk Indians and threw crates of tea into the Boston Harbor inretaliation for the Tea Act. They were led bySam Adams and the Sons of Liberty!
13 Intolerable Act England blockaded and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that they threwinto the Harbor. They did this in retaliation forthe Boston Tea Party.
14 The First Continental Congress In September 1774, 56 delegates from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania State HouseThey decided they would:Continue to boycottColonial militias needed to prepare to fightCreated and sent the Declaration of RightsAgreed to meet in May 1775
15 Lexington A small village outside of Boston. The first shots of the Revolution were firedthere. This is where 8 colonists werekilled on the “Green”. No British soldierswere killed here.
16 Concord A small village a few miles past Lexington. This is where the first British soldier waskilled at the “North Bridge.” This act is known as “The Shot Heard Round the World.”
17 Know It NotesDuty-A tax on imported goodsRepeal -To end or take backBoycott-When people refuse to buy certain goodsAn African American sailor who was one of the five civilians killed at the Boston MassacreCrispus Attucks-
18 Know it notes-continued Militia-Regulars in the Continental ArmyMinutemen-Farmers who would be ready tofight a battle in a moment’s noticeInformation giving only one sideof an argumentPropaganda-A small village outside of Boston.This is where 8 colonists werekilled in the first battle of theRevolutionary War.Lexington-
19 A small village a few miles Down the road from Lexington. This is where the first British soldier waskilled a the North BridgeConcord-The news of the revolution in the coloniesspread quickly. At the North bridge inConcord where the first British soldierWas killed became known as:“The Shot Heard Round the World”