Road to Revolution

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Road to Revolution

Stamp Act

(Mar. 22, 1765)Britain passed this tax on all legal/commercial papers. To prove that the tax was paid the paper would be stamped. I think this is another one of Britain's schemes to pay off F&I War debts, but that doesn't mean that it can just tax the money off of us colonists! And doesn't that go against "no taxation without representation?" Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty are organizing boycotts against the tax, count me in!

Proclamation of 1763

(Oct. 7, 1763)I was planning on moving over to South Carolina but no I can't now because of that law I can't settle west of the Appalachians. I mean i get that Britain is in debt from the F&I War and it would be too expensive for us colonists to settle there, but wouldn't it be smarter to let us settle and protect ourselves? I guess Britain is that desperately out of money.

Battles ofLexington and Concord

Boston Massacre

1st ContinentalCongress

Quartering Act

Intolerable Acts

(Mar. 24, 1765)Those Native Americans keep attacking the towns and I would like more protection, but I know that Britain can't afford to build forts and such. Britain decided to help out this time and put 10,000 soldiers. It wasn't exactly what we as colonists wanted since Britain put them in big cities, but I think that Britain is trying to montior us with the soldiers. Later, Britain passed this law so we colonists have to pay and house soldiers that don't protect us!

(Mar. 3, 1770)The citizens of Boston were tired of seeing the British soldiers, or Redcoats, on the streets of their city. One day a mob formed and they insulted the soldiers while throwing snowballs at them. The soldiers responded by shooting blindly into the mob, killing five civilians. We other colonists used this event as propoganda against the British.

Boston Tea Party

(Dec. 16, 1773)More everyday items were being taxed by Britain, including tea. We colonists didn't see the point in paying a higher price than usual, so Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty decided to boycott against it. Their plan was to dress up as Mohawk Indians, sneak onto a shipping boat, and dump all the tea into the harbor; and that's exactly what they did.

Road to Revolution

(Mar. 18, 1774)These laws were made to punish us colonists for the Boston Tea Party, and they would stay until all tea costs were repaid. Other rules included trials for serious crimes were to be held in Britain and this law lowered Massachusetts right to self-government.

(Sep. 5, 1774)We colonies decided to come together to work for freedom from English rule. A group of delegates from each colony (except for Georgia) met in Philadelphia. In the meeting we tried to make life better for each other by calling out to the King for our rights.

(Apr. 19, 1775)British soldiers were riding down to our colonies to take away our weapons and arrest our leaders. There was a group of minutemen hiding by Concord where they were waiting for an ambush. We fought the first battle of the Revolutionary War with 273 British casualties and less than 100 casualties on our side.

Common Sense by: Thomas Paine(Jan. 10, 1776)This intellectual pamphlet written by that wise man Thomas Paine is amazing, I think it will help the other colonists come together to help fight for our rights and freedom. He talks about how society and government are different, and how the difference between Kings and commoners is unfair and goes against the Bible. He also mentions how Britain's rule of America is unjust since it brings America into British affairs. Some Loyalists might argue that Britain founded America, but Britain has attacked our nation several times.

Declaration of Independence by: Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress(Jul. 4, 1776)This document is written proof of all the reasons we, as Patriots, should break free from British rule. It talks about how the government's job is to protect the natural rights of the common people, and if it fails to do so the people have the right to overthrow it. It also mentions how King George III treated the people cruelly and without respect. The declaration resolves that America would become a new nation with no ties with Britain.

Jul. 10, 1763I feel that Britain is babying us colonies too much. It's quite annoying, actually, because Britain has done nothing to help us and has only caused us trouble so far, so why should we let it bother us any longer? I, as a Patriot, think we colonists should revolt while we can and before something major comes up, but that's just my opinion. It has been pretty quiet and calm in the government area, but I know that it won't last. Life in the colonies is dreary and repetitive, I wish something exciting would happen around here...(From the journal of a local colonist.)

Who Am I?1. I am the King of Britain, and I mistreated the colonies by making unfair laws and taking away rights.2. I am a lawyer that defended the Redcoats in the Boston Massacre to show that some colonists followed the law; I am Samuel Adams' cousin.3. I am an inspirational leader to the colonists, I encourage independence. I am also the leader of the Sons of Liberty.4. We are a group of American Partriots that helped colonists revolt against British rule, Samuel Adams is my leader.5. I am the author of "Common Sense, " and I believe America should be independent from British rule.(Answers: 1. George III, 2. John Adams, 3. Samuel Adams, 4. Sons of Liberty, 5. Thomas Paine)



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