PLEASE Proclamation Of 1763 Sets the Appalachian Mtns. As a temporary boundary for the colonists.
SIR Sugar Act Lowers the tax on molasses in hopes to stop smuggling. Allows officers to search home for smuggled goods – writs of assistance
QUIT Quartering Act Forces colonists to house and feed British soldiers
STAMPING Stamp Act Places a tax on all printed materials.
DOWN Declatory Act Declares that Parliament has supreme power over the colonies.
TOWN Townshend Acts Places a tax on all imported goods.
BECAUSE Boston Massacre Violence erupts between colonists and Red Coats in Boston. Leaving 5 colonists dead – Crispus Attucks- first man to die for liberty – Paul Revere uses propaganda to gain support for the cause for independence.
THE Tea Act Place a tax on tea in the colonies. Removed tax on British tea.
TEA Tea Party Dec. 16 th - Sons of Liberty disguise themselves as Mohawk’s and dump 342 chests on tea into Boston Harbor. A form of protest against the Tea Act. “Hit Um Where It Hurts!”
IS Intolerable Acts King George the III issued this act as a punishment for the Tea Party. – Closes Boston Harbor until colonists pay for all tea lost in Tea Party. Prevented the arrival of food and supplies. Took away the right of citizens of Mass. To have town meetings.
FREE: First Continental Congress First attempt of the colonies to organize and gain some control back from the British. Political leaders from the colonies: – John Adams, Patrick Henry, G W
Lexington and Concord Shot Heard Round the World! – First battles – official start to the American Revolution – British victories
SUGAR: Second Continental Congress Began governing the colonies! – G. W., Patrick Henry, John and Sam Adams Drafted the Olive Branch Petition – One last try at peace…
Resolutions Passed: Authorized the printing of money Set up a post office – L.L. Cool B. – postmaster general Established committee of correspondence with Natives and other countries. Created a Continental Army – Elected G.W. as Leader
Baby, let’s work this out…. Drafted Olive Branch Petition – King George the Jerk reacts by sending over 30,000 Hessians to the colonies Declare Independence!!!! --That’s it, it’s over!