Causes of the American Revolution

Proclamation of 1763

The King of England said that they can't move in to the Ohio River Valley, so that they don't start a new war. The Colonists were made because they were the ones that fought for the land, not the king.

Stampt Act of 1765

The stamp act required colonists to pay for an official stamp or seal when they bought paper items.

Townshend acts of 1767

The Townshend acts put taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. To enforce the Townshend Acts british officials were allowed used rights of assistance. These allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods.

Boston Masacre of 1770

A lone British guard was being taunted and harassed by a small crowd and having snowballs thrown at him, which lead to a small number of troops being called for assistance after a club was thrown at a British official, once the club was thrown british troops fired into the crowd instantly killing 3 men.

The tea act of 1773

The tea act stated that the british east tea company could sell tea directly to the colonist, this was hopefully going to decrease the tea smuggling and bring more money to the Queen.

The boston tea party of 1773

Parliament passed the tea act in hopes of more tax money but the colonist were furious when the british east tea company showed up in the Boston harbor and demanded the ships leave the harbor, when the captain refused, a few colonist sunk on board disguised as indians and dumped the tea into the harbor.

The intolerable acts of 1774

the Intolerable Acts cut off trade with America by building a naval blockade outside of the Boston harbor until the Boston Tea party tea was paid off, and they forced colonist to house British solders.

The lexington and concord battle of 1775

April 18th, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord in order to seize the colonist. The colonist and british confronted at Lexington, and the British were soon retreating giving victory to the colonist.