Causes of the American Revolution

Colonists say "I will snap and POP yo in the mouth!"

Proclamation of 1763

After the Colonists fought for the British in the French & Indian War, Britain continued to treat them like crap. The Proclamation of 1763 was a law passed that prohibited settlement west of the Appalachian mountains (Ohio River Valley), the land lost by the French. This was intended to reduce conflict with the Native Americans. Colonists were unhappy with this decision and this was the first step towards the American revolution.
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Boston massacre

The Boston Massacre was a shooting that happened on March 5, 1770. A Patriot "mob" were accused throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. All of a sudden a gunshot was heard followed by other gunshots. These were from the British soldiers. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British guard with raw materials. A British officer, Captain Thomas Preston, called for more British soldiers, and they too were attacked. so the soldiers fired upon the mob, killing 3 right there (a free black sailor named Crispus Attucks, ropemaker Samuel Gray, and a mariner named James Caldwell), and injuring 8 others, two of which died later (Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr).

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Quartering Act 1765

The Quartering Act of 1765 forced the colonies to provide basic needs to British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonists. If the barracks were too small to house the soldiers, then the colonist had to house the soldiers in local inns, livery stables, and even wine cellers. If there were still more soldiers without a victualling house the colonits were then forced to give up many uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings

Intolerable Acts 1774

The Intolerable Acts of 1774 or the Coercive Acts were put in place to punish Massachusetts for civil disobedience of Britain. Basically The Sons of Liberty and other colonists planed dumped all of the tea on the ships sent into the harbor. These Laws, prohibited meetings from being held, Boston harbor was shut down and Britain sent more soldiers to keep an eye on everything. This event caused more tension than ever and is the cause for the "Shot heard 'round the world".
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