The Road to Revolution

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The Road to Revolution

The Revolutionary War was between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. The 13 colonies gained their freedom by winning the Revolutionary War, which took place from (1775 - 1783). There were many events that led up, to the revolutionary war as I am going to show below.

The Road to Revolution

The French & Indian War - War finally broke out between Great Britain and France in 1753. After many troops suffered casualties and were captured, the French and Indian War started in 1754. After 7 years of fighting the war concluded after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

The Navigation Act - This act limited colonists from trading specific items such as, sugar and cotton with any country other than England.

1650 to1696

The Stamp Act - The British government contiued to searh for ways to tax the American colonies. One way was with the Stamp Act. This act required colonists to pay for an official stamp, or seal, when they bought paper items.

The Boston Massacre - The tension exploded on March 5, 1770. A lone British soldier standing gaurd had an argument with a colonist and struck him. A crowd gathered around the soldier, throwing snowballs amd shouting insults. Soon a small number of troops arrived. The soldiers fired into the crowd, instantly killing three men. The soldiers and officer, Thomas Preston, were charged with murder.

The Boston Tea Party - On the night of December 16, 1773, colonists disguised as Indians sneaked onto the three tea- filled ships. After dumping over 340 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor, the colonists headed home to wash off their disguises.



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Coercive/ Intolerable Acts - In the spring of 1774 the Coercive Act passed. Colonist called these acts the Intolerable Acts. These acts had several effects. For example, the Boton Harbor was closed until Boston paided for the tea and Massachusett's charter was canceled.

The Townshend Act - In June 1767 Parliament passed the Townshend acts. These acts placed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.






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