Events Of The American Revolution
Final Project By Emma Stanphill
THREE OF THE EIGHT EVENTS
The Royal Proclamation of 1763
The Boston Tea Party of 1773
The Boston Tea Party or the Tea Act was simply Lord North’s attempt to save the British East India Company from the American boycott of British tea. This law lowered the cost of tea that was sold by the British East India Company in the colonies and gave the British complete control over the sales of tea in the colonies. The patriots rebelled by dressing up like Indians an throwing boxes of tea overboard on a ship full of recently shipped tea.
The Boston Massacre of 1770
In 1770 a noisy and violent mob broke out and began throwing ice balls and rocks at troops guarding the Boston Customs House. The mob was calling the troops names and tempting them to fire, shouting, “Fire if you dare!” When a soldier was knocked to the ground, the British opened fire. After exchanging bullets, the mob finally went home after hearing that the troops would be tried for murder. After this sad event both the Patriots and Loyalists had different views. The Patriots saw this event as proof that all troops should be taken out of the colonies. The Loyalists saw this event as proof that troops were needed more than ever in the colonies. Both sides had fair arguments but this event showed all of the colonists that something needed to be done.