Road to Revolution

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Road to Revolution


May 10, 1773 Dec. 16, 1773

Sept. 1774


Late 1730's-1741

There was rivervalley land in Ohio that the French, Indians, British, and Colonists all wanted to claim as their own. Through this disagreement, The French and Indians went to war against the British and colonists. Though it was a rough start for England, they eneded up winning the prized land. Even when the colonists helped the British win the war, they would not allow the colonists to move to the new land. Some colonists saw this as a punishment for helping the British. To just add on to this, the war required lots of supplies, which was very costly. The cost needed to be payed somehow, so the British government taxed the colonists.

April 24, 1765

The Tea Act & Boston Tea Party

The First Continental Congress

Lexington and Concord

The Quartering Act

The French and Indian War

The First Great Awakening

During the First Great Awakening, the colonists compared religion to their government. There were preachers informing the colonists about religion. They were taught that all people were equal in God's eyes. Some Christians started to wonder why they were all equal to God, but not to the English Government. Colonists were allowed to change their religion, so why couldn't they change their government?

Due to angry colonists because of the unfair taxation, some Patriots started to rebel against the British government. England needed a way to keep the colonists under control, so they sent British red coats, or troops, to live in the colonies. Since British was still low on money because of the war costs, they could not affort to construct living quarters for the troops in the colonies. So instead of having a place for them all to live, Red Coats would simply choose a colonist's home to stay at for the night. The family that the soldier was staying with was responsible to mend their uniform if needed, feed them dinner, and provide them a place to rest. The colonists were infuriated beacuase they were not allowed to reject the red coats, so they strted to boycott British goods.

Britain was concerned with the rebelious actions the colonists were making, so they sent the Red Coats to invade the colonists and take their weapons and ammo. This would prevent the colonists from being able to harm the soldiers in anger. Unfortunately for the British Soldiers, they ran into the colonial miltia, and they fought. The colonists defeated the British Troops, and this boosted the colonists' confidence. They were less scared to battle the strong British army.

To solve the conflict between Britain and the colonies peacefully, the colonists formed a congress to communicate respectfully with the British Government. The First Continental congress was made of 50 mean from twelve of the thirteen colonies, and they all met in Philedelphia. The congress consisted of a few famous men who helped found the United states, such as John Adams, George Washington, and Samuel Adams. Together, this congress wrote a polite letter to the British Government, called the Olive Branch Petition. They also called for a boycott of British Goods, until they would offer the colonists more rights.

Ten years after the French and Indian war, England was still trying to pay off the expenses from the war. After four other unfair taxations, this was the last act the British government placed upon the colonists. The British Government oredered that the colonists only purchase tea from the India Tea Company instead during the Tea Act. In reaction to this act, some colonists boycotted tea, which was part of their daily lives. Others tried to smuggle tea from Holland. Finally, in December of the year the Tea act was placed, Patriots dressed as Mohawk Indians and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston harbor. This was an act of rebellion against the British government, so colonists that were loyal to England were worried that they would be blamed for the horrendous act.

April 19, 1775

A Brief History of America's Independence

No More Kings-SchoolHouse Rock

References: Notes taken in 6th period


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