Causes of the American Revolution

By: Kylie Zavala

Proclamation of 1763

The colonist were not able to move into the Ohio River Valley, because the king does not want to pay for another war. Leaving the colonist feel betrayed.

Stamp Act 1765

The king made an act were the colonist had to pay taxes or more money on paper, which made the colonist very upset. More upset for those who need paper to make a living like artists, schools, and other jobs that needed paper to live.

The Townshend Act of 1767

The king then placed an act on the colonies putting tax n glass, lead, paint, and tea. The colonists were extremely upset and began to question the king and his rules.

The Boston Massacre 1770

The colonist were throwing and taunting 8 British soldiers. When one of the soldiers was hit wait a club, as soon as the soldier was hit he shot his gun killing a man instantly, a fought broke out and in the end 5 people were killed. Through a painting created but Paul Revere the colonist believed the soldiers were all to fault, though the colonist were the one to start the fighting.

The Tea Act 1773

The king put taxes on tea, making the colonist pay extra for the tea and only able to buy the tea from England and no where else.

The Boston Tea Party 1773

This began when colonist dressed up as Indians sneaking on the ship filled with tea. Once they had gotten the chance they pushed 2 million dollars worth of tea in today's money off the boat. Leading the king to send 4000 red coats to watch over the the colonists.

The Intolerable Acts 1773

This act closed the Boston Harbor until The colonist paid for the spilled tea. Which was million in todays dollars.

Lexington and Concord 1775

On April 19, the British troops arrived at the town of Lexington, near concord about minutes from Boston. The battle ended in minutes, the British marched to the concord. This battle was the start of the American Revolution.