American Revolution

Anaya Monroe

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was organized by the Sons of Liberty . This event took place at Boston Harbor on December 16,1773. In this event, Patriots threw 340 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party happened as a result of "taxation without representation." For weeks after the event the happened, the tea caused the harbor to have a gruesome smell. The British shut down the harbor until all 340 chests of tea were paid off.
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Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763 was made after the British victory over France in the French & Indian Wars. The Proclamation was issued October 7,1763 by King George III. The proclamation of 1763 was perceived as being beneficial to the Native American Indians & Great Britain. It was created to calm the fears of Native Indians by laying off the westward expansion.

The Tea Act

The Tea Act was passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773. This launched the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The acts purpose was not to raise a riot in the American colonies, but it in fact imposed no new taxes. The tea was to be shipped to the colonies, and sold at a bargain price. The direct sale of tea would also have undercut the business of local merchants. Colonists in Philadelphia and New York turned the tea ships back to Britain. Cargoes of tea filled the harbor, and the British ship's crews were stalled in Boston looking for work. This situation led to the Boston Tea Party.

Intolerable Acts

After the French and Indian War, the government has decided to reap greater benefits from the colonies and has spent a lot of money on troops in an attempt to overpower the people of Massachusetts.

British merchants has suffered a tremendous loss on looted, spoiled, and destroyed goods shipped to the colonies.

On March 5, 1770, Parliament repealed the Townshend duties, except for tea. The same day, the Boston massacre set a course that would lead the Royal Governor to evacuate the occupying army from Boston, and would soon bring the revolution to armed rebellion throughout the colonies.

The intolerable acts are listed below:

Boston Port Act March 31, 1774

Administration of Justice Act May 20, 1774

Massachusetts Government Act May 20, 1774

Quartering Act June 2, 1774

Quebec Act June 22, 1774

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a mob of people throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to stir up the anger in the community. The presence of British troops in the city of Boston was increasingly unwelcomed. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel. A British officer, Captain Thomas Preston, requested more soldiers come. When the soldiers were attacked, they fired into the mob. A town meeting was called demanding the removal of the British and the trial of Captain Preston and his men for murder. At the trial, John Adams and Josiah Quincy II defended the British, leading to their acquittal and release. The Boston Massacre was a signal event leading to the Revolutionary War. It led directly to the Royal Governor evacuating the occupying army from the town of Boston. It would soon bring the revolution to armed rebellion throughout the colonies.

British Soldiers Defeated at Yorktown

The are a many names for the last battle in the revolutionary war that ended on October 19, 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia. The battle was a Franco-American victory. The combined alliance of the American Continental Army, led by George Washington, and the French Army defeated the British Army commanded by British General Charles Cornwallis. After two days of negotiation, the surrender ceremony took place on the 19th, Lord Cornwallis was not there. Yorktown was not the final armed conflict of the Revolutionary War but was the last battle. Between this and the signing of the Treaty of Paris, many American patriots died.

Victory Prevails by Samuel Quincy

The lives of brave men were taken for a cause which they believed resonant throughout our community. We prosecuted and did not get the results we deserved back then. We could not let that minor setback halt our efforts to continue to seek justice for innocent men. The British government was responsible for the death and two soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter. Now can say rest in peace to Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr.

The Birth of a New Nation

"We have the done a great deed with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

We are no longer under the rule of England. The world will now know we the people of the United States have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"

-Thomas Jefferson

A Thankful Nation by Benjamin Franklin

I detest the rule control and British policies. I could not just sit back and let our military be defeated by the British. As the first United States Ambassador to France, I decided to ask for help in a time when we needed it most. France was there for us supplying munition and ground troops and we will be forever grateful. Together, we formed a great defensive tactic to stop the British. The beginning of a beautiful relationship and the end of British rule.

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