The Sparks Of The Revolution

By: Austin Conway

Proclamation of 1763

After the French and Indian war, in 1763, King George III passed a new law. The new law's purpose was to keep the Indians and colonists from killing each other. The law made it Illegal to settle on the other side of the Appalachian Mountains. The colonists argued that there was all ready people settled there and there was all ready people traveling to the other side of the Appalachian Mountains for farm land. In response, King George III decided to send more British troops to the colonies. The colonists felt that the order suggested tyranny, so they resisted the order.

Townshend Acts

In 1767, Charles Townshend persuaded the parliment to pass the Townshend Acts. These new laws placed taxes on certain goods imported from the Great British. The colonists were not happy with Charles Townshend so they started a boycott. Samuel Adams lead the opposition to the boycott, he got every single colony to participate in the boycott. While this boycott was going on in Boston a new leader for the British Government was being elected, his name was Lord North. He repealed the Townshend acts in 1770 except the tax on tea.

Stamp Act

After The French and Indian War King George III was in debt. To fix this problem Prime Minister George Grenville, The head of the British Government, decided to start taxing the colonists more heavily. He achieved this by passing the Stamp Act in 1765. This law required that every single sheet of paper that was used by a colonist was required to have a stamp on it. You were basicly taxed for writing on paper. The colonists sensed tyranny because they didn't have a word in wether the stamp act was passed or not. The colonists then stopped buying paper all together and attacked tax collector in hope of getting the Stamp act repealed. Eventually they got their way and hoped that the problems would be over for good.

Loyalist V.S. Neutralists V.S. Patriot

Personally I would Agree with the neutralists because I agree with one side half the time and the other time I agree with the other side. Like how the british want to tax the colonists more because they are in debt due to the French and Indian War, I would to. But I wouldn't want to be taxed more because the British spent money they didn't have. Obviously I have good reasons to be a Neutralist.