What Led Up To Revolutionary War
How did the Revoluntanary War start? Do you know? Let's find out!
I researched about Samuel Adams and The Sons of Liberty. I also researched about the Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre, and The Boston Tea Party. Lastly I researched about Boycotts and The First Continental Congress.
Samuel (Sam Adams) was born in 1722 and died in 1803. He was a very important person during this time period. In 1765 he created the Sons of Liberty, a group that stopped the British from taxing them. Sam Adams was also a leader of the Committee of Correspondence. Because he was the leader of the Sons of Liberty he was a big part of the Boston Tea Party.
Sons of Liberty
The Sons of Liberty was formed in 1765 by Samuel Adams and was ended in 1776 when America got it's Independence. They were a "secret society" group meaning that the members of the group were told that they couldn't tell anyone about anything that they were planning to do. The colonists in this group were like rebels, they just wanted to be free from the British. The Sons of Liberty were a part of stopping the Stamp Act from continuing, they also were the group of people that dumped all 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party.
In 1765 a law was passed saying that any document being mailed in or out of the colonies need to have a stamp on them that said it was paid for and it was a legal document, this was called the Stamp Act. The colonists hated this law because if they had a loved one in another colony or Britain they had to pay to send the mail to them. Soon the Sons of Liberty stepped in and stopped the Stamp Act, this happened in 1766, just a year after the law was placed.
The Stamp Act of 1765
In the fall of 1768 Britain brought over more soldiers to the colonies, this caused a lot of violence. They brought over more soldiers because the colonists were starting to Boycott against them because they didn't like what they were doing to them. When they meet in front of each other a shooting broke out, this ended up killing 5 people, calling it the Boston Massacre.
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party started by The Sons of Liberty. Britain put a tax on tea from the East India Company (they sold the tea). Then British said that they could only buy tea from that company, meaning they had to pay the extra tax on the tea. This made the colonists even more angry. The Sons of Liberty sat and talked about what they were going to do. On December 16, 1773 colonists dumped all 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The British consequence to them was they closed the Harbor so that no trading or merchant ships could come into the colony.
Boston Tea Party
A boycott is a form of protesting against something or someone. In the colonies the colonists boycotting against the British. The British had plan of how they were going to get out of debt and they were going to get money by taxing the colonists. When the colonists did boycott that meant that the British weren't getting as much money as they originally expected they were going to get.
First Continental Congress
First Continental Congress was when all 13 colonies (except Georgia) came together to fight for their Independence. It is considered a collaboration because all the colonies were working together to figure out what they were going to do. Each colony sent one representative to vote for the whole colony on what they thought about fighting for Independence.