Fight For Independence
In support of American Colonist
Causes of Revolution
The Stamp Act- This was a tax placed upon the colonies by the British Parliament to help pay the war debt. This act forced colonist to pay taxes on printed documents, licenses, and other paper products. This made colonist upset so the rebelled because they felt they were being taxed without representation.
The Townshend Acts- After British Parliament repealed the Stamp act because of their rebellion they implemented the Townshend Acts. The Townshend Acts added more taxes the colonist had to pay, now they were required to pay taxes on glass, paper, lead, paint and tea. By this time the colonist were highly upset with Great Britain.
The Boston Massacre- Some colonist in Boston were protest of they new taxes enforced on them when British soldiers opened fire killing several of them. This event increased tension between Great Britain and the American colonies.
The Boston Tea Party- After British Parliament repeal all the taxes except for the tax on tea colonist were still unhappy. In protest of the tax on tea several colonist got together and dumped three shipments of tea into the Boston Harbor.
The Intolerable Acts- In response to the Boston Tea Party British Parliament implemented the Intolerable acts as sort of a punishment. These acts pushed some colonist to the edge pushing some of them to be in support of the revolution.
The First and Second Continental Congress- The first congress met in response to the Intolerable acts, the congress consisted of representatives from the colonies. In the first meeting the Declaration of rights was drafted and they decided to boycott all British Goods. In the second meeting the Declaration of Independence was drafted and sent to Britain declaring the colonies Independence.
Thomas Paine and Common Sense- Thomas Paine was a man who wrote a very inspirational pamphlet titled Common Sense. This famous pamphlet influenced some colonist to support the ongoing revolution.
- All of these events, acts, and people discussed above highly contributed to the American revolution and all support the colonist motive for seeking Independence.