U.S. American Revolution

By: Natalie Wendorf

Introduction

Do you like being bossed around? I don't! Find out what happened between the American colonies and Great Britain. Samuel Adams was an important person to this time period. Big events were the Boston Tea Party and the Sugar Act. Boycotts were a problem during this time. Finally, find out why the Daughters of Liberty were a great impact in this time period.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams' life started in 1722 in Boston and also ended here in 1803. He was a Boston Sons of Liberty leader. Also Samuel was a Boston Merchant and founding father. John Adams was a cousin to Samuel Adams. His legislator reign in Massachusetts happened from 1765 through 1774. Samuel Adams was important because he got the colonists away from the British policies and taxes. He talked to others about the colonies and ways to improve. Samuel wanted the people to speak about how the British policies and taxes were wrong for people in order to change their minds.


Samuel helped organize the Sugar Act and Boston Tea Party. A quote was said by him: "We will destroy every soldier that dare put his foot on shore... I look upon them as foreign enemies." He was important by standing up for people when taxes were collected which made him a problem solver. Samuel wanted to tell others what was wrong with the British policy and taxation. Qualities he had were great speaking and writing. Another quote was: "It does not require a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." This was everything about Samuel Adams.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party started by men dressed as Native Americans and they went on tea ships in the Boston Harbor. They damaged 342 chests of tea that got thrown into the harbor to show that they are against the Tea Act. This resulted in the British closing the harbor for all trading after the Boston Tea Party occurred. Great Britain passed the Tea Act in 1773 and the colonists hoped the Boston Tea Party would force Britain to end the Tea Act.


This event took place on December 16th, 1773. The Boston Tea Party happened two years before the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere was an important person to this event in history. Consequences that happened because of this event were that the Tea Act forced colonists to only buy tea from the East India Company. Many of the colonists were mad about new taxes and didn't like how the Parliament prevented the start of a new life. Lastly, they didn't like that they couldn't trade because of the harbor being closed.

Sugar Act

The items taxed during the Sugar Act were sugar, molasses, wine, tobacco, and coffee. Colonies could make money to pay off Britain's debt. All the products were shipped directly to Britain. This event happened eleven years before the Revolutionary War. The Sugar Act started in 1764. All the taxes shouldn't be made without permission.


Important people that were involved with this event was Patrick Henry which was a part of the House of Burgesses and King George the third. The consequences were angry and disagreeing people. Along with causing a threat to political freedom which is doing what you want to do.

Boycotts

Boycotts were a big problem in the colonies. People chose to buy products from the British. They wanted the Stamp Act to end and the British got their freedom back from controlling the colonies in a different way. This happened before the Sugar and Stamp Act, and also before the Daughters of Liberty. The Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre were after the boycotts had started.


Once the boycotts spread in the colonies, more people got involved with politics. These are groups like the Daughters of Liberty. The key people involved with boycotting were William Pitt who agreed the Stamp Act should end. Also, Patrick Henry was active in getting colonists to boycott goods. Now for the consequences of boycotts; Parliament and colonies started fighting. The Parliament could control the colonies once the Declaratory Act started. Great Britain and the colonies weren't getting along and chose to fight for freedom. Finally, the British got mad because their products weren't being sold. This is everything about boycotting.

Daughters of Liberty

The Daughters of liberty were a group of women who got together that protested. They forced the colonists to weave their own cloth, yarn, and use American products, not British products. This caused boycotts from spreading. The Daughters of Liberty made boycotts of British trading happen. These women didn't drink tea after the Tea Act from Britain. This group was made in 1765. The key people were women and this group got larger for boycotted goods.


The Daughters of Liberty were a cooperation because everyone got together and everyone had to do their part to be successful. They also worked together and believed in the same idea and similar opinions. This continued until the Revolutionary War started and were highly involved with politics. This was a very important group in the colonies. They took goods from store owners who charged more once the harbor closed. Once people heard about boycotts and started getting into politics, and protesting, people disagreed with one another.


Daughters of Liberty had an impact on the British for the following reasons. They were hoping to change policies and taxes from Britain. This group got larger for boycotted goods. This forced American colonists to help out American businesses and not Britain's. The war started because fewer people were buying products from Britain. This is everything about the Daughters of Liberty.

Conclusion

Did you notice how the American colonists and Great Britain didn't get along? This is what led to the American Revolutionary War. The colonists worked together to gain freedom we now enjoy today.
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