Causes of the American Revolution

Allison Reyes-Contreras

Proclamation of 1763

The King didn't allow the colonists to move into the Ohio River Valley because he didn't want to pay for another expensive war.

Stamp Act of 1765

This act made colonists pay for a tax on all paper items. Colonists formed a secret society called the Sons of LIberty.

The Townshend Acts of 1767

Taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. This act allowed tax collectors with Writs of Assistance to search colonists' houses for smuggled goods.

The Boston Massacre of 1770

A soldier had an argument with a colonist and then struck the colonist. A crowd gathered and argued with the soldier. Soldiers fired into the crowd and ended up killing 5 people.

The Tea Act of 1773

Allowed the British to sell tea directly to the colonists.

The Boston Tea Party, 1773

Colonists dressed as Native Americans snuck onto British tea ships and dumped over 340 tea chests into the Boston Harbor.

The Intolerable Acts of 1774

Boston Harbor closed until Boston paid for the ruined tea. Britain hoped this would help control the colonists actions. It only made the colonists angrier at Britain.

Lexington and Concord, 1775

Known as "The Shot Heard Around The World." The battle at Lexington and Concord was also the beginning of the American Revolution.