Causes of the American Revolution
By: Hayden Henry
Proclamation of 1763
In the proclamation, the king said they colonists couldn't move into the Ohio River Valley because he couldn't afford a war with the natives who lived there.
Stamp act of 1768
The stamp act out a tax on all paper goods including legal documents to raise miney to pay for the French and Indian war. Anger flared in the colonists.
The Townshend Acts of 1767
The townshend act put a tax on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
The Boston Massacre of 1770
The Boston Massacre took place when a group of colonists taunted and threw clubs at Redcoats. The Redcoats retaliated by shooting five colonists dead and the hate towards Redcoats from the colonists grew stronger.
The Tea Act of 1773
The Tea Act allowed the British East India Company to sell tea directly to the colonists to lower the smuggling.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773
The Boston Tea party is when a group of colonists boarded a ship disguised as Natives and threw over 3 million dollars worth of tea into the harbor.
The Intolerable Acts of 1774
These acts had the Boston harbor blockaded by the British navy until the tea was paid for, charter was cancelled, gave land to Quebec, appointed a new governor, and forced the Colonists to house Redcoats in their homes.
Lexington and Concord in 1775
In these battles, the British won Lexington with only one man wounded. Concord hid their weapons from the British who responded by lighting homes on fire. They were beaten by the Minutemen and retreated.