Causes of the American Revolution

Nataly Mayoral

The Proclamation of 1763

After the French and Indian war,King George forbids the colonists from moving into the Ohio River Valley because he doesn't want to start another war and pay.When the colonists heard about this,they felt betrayed.

The Stamp Act of 1765

King George passed the stamp act.And what the stamp act was that,they taxed newspaper,licenses,and colonial paper products.Evan Playing cards.The colonists were angry so the stole all paper products and burned them.

The Townshend Act of 1767

Parliament of 1767 passed the townshend act. It meant that glass,lead,paints,paper,and tea were taxed.That made the colonists angry,so they mostly smuggled goods.The tax collectors had warrants so they could search inside colonists homes for smuggled goods.

The Boston Massacre of 1770

Colonists were tired of British troops and the king,so they created a riot in front of 8 British soldiers.The colonists had clubs and started threatening them.a club hit one of the soldiers and he accidentally fired.Then all the soldiers started shooting and killed 5 people.

The Tea Act of 1773

It allowed the B.E.I.C. to sell directly to colonists.A lot of colonial smugglers and merchants began to worry that the B.E.I.C's cheap tea would put them out of business.

The Boston Tea Party of 1773

On December 16,colonists were enraged from the tea act so some men disguised themselves like Indians and sneaked into 3 tea filled ships and dumped 340 tea filled chests into Boston harbor.It cost the king 3 million dollars worth of tea in todays money.

Intolerable Acts of 1774

Parliament decided to punish Boston for the Boston tea party and did these things:Boston harbor was closed until Boston paid for the tea. Massachusetts's charter got cancelled. colonists were required to allow British soldiers into their homes.

Lexington & Concord 1775

Tensions built between the 13 colonies and British authorities. April 18,1775,hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord going to seize arms cache.Paul Revere made alarms.Lexington started to fight.British retreated and the colonists finally won their independence.