Prelude to the American Revolution
By Camille Delany (Agent Colwyn)
The Boston Massacre
The Proclamation of 1763
The Intolerable Acts
1 No goods were allowed in or out of Boston Harbor.
2 Massachusetts was now completely under British reign, with all the people in the entire state basically put under house arrest.
3 Any British soldiers that were on trial for murder were tried in Britain.
And even more troops of British soldiers were sent to the colonies to enforce these new harsh laws. Apparently, the king thought that this would restore his grip on the colonies, but in fact, it made it slip farther. Colonists outside of Boston sent support and food, and the colonies began to unite as one.