Georgia Times

1771

The Proclamation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763, signed by King George III, states that all lands west of the heads of all rivers which flowed into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or northwest were off-limits to the colonists. The king and his councils signed this proclamation in fear of anymore Indian attacks. Colonists are currently not too happy. They were promised that land and now it is taken away from them.

Stamp Act

The stamp act is the most disliked act. The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax is imposed on all American colonists and requirs them to pay a tax on paper, legal documents, and license. Th estamp act was the most disliked because it was a law and everyone was required to participate.

Tea Act and Boston Tea Party

The tea act was passed by the parliment on May 10, 1773. The British government granted the East India Tea Company a monopoly on the sale of tea in colonies. The colonies opposed of this new act and caused the Boston Tea Party to occur on December 17, 1773. The Boston Tea Party, in which colonists dressed up as Indians, boarded the East India Tea Company's ships and dumped their loads of tea overboard.

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that happened in March 5, 1770. The fight started by "patriots" throwing snowballs at the soldiers. The soldiers got mad and started shooting at them. Several colonists were killed that day and many were injured. Due to the Boston Massacre, several town meetings were held demanding the removal of the British and trying the soldiers and captin for murder.