Causes of the American Revolution
By: Sabrina Chavez
Proclamation of 1763
On October 7,1763 King George III released the proclamation. It was a boundary made to separate Indian and Britain. It ran from north to south along the Appalachian Mountain rage. British settlers that lived in Indian land had to leave due to the proclamation.
Stamp Act of 1765
The prime minister Greenville proposed the Stamp Act. The act made colonists to pay for an official Stamp, when they buy paper items. The colonist made a secret society called the Sons of liberty. Samuel Adams helped organize a group in Boston. It was made to raise money.
The Townshend Acts of 1767
The Townshend acts was a tax mad on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea. The act was made after the stamp act was repealed. Many people thought the act was an abuse of power. In 1770 Parliament repealed the act.
The Boston Massacre
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers where sent to downtown on the colony. Three officers were shot. Chripus Attucks was first to be shot and died immediately. The captain Thomas Preston was arrested for manslaughter, so were the other eight men involved.
The Tea Act
The Tea Act of 1773 was made to bail out the floundering East India Company, a key actor in the British economy. The British government granted the company a monopoly on the importation and sale of the tea in the colonies. On December 16, 1773 some colonist got on East Indian Company ships and dumped their loads of tea overboard. Two years later war began.
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. The demonstrators, some disguised as Native Americans, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by East Indian Company , in defense of the Tea Act of 1773.
The Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after Boston Tea Party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.
Lexington and Concord
During the hours of April 19, 1775 General Gage would send out regiments of British soldiers quartered in Boston. Their destinations were Lexington, where they would capture Colonial leader Sam Adams and John Hancock, then Concord where they would seize gunpowder. The British were going to attack by sea.