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Proclamation of 1763

A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.

Quartering Act (1765)

an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists

Stamp Act (1765)

Parliament's first direct tax on the Colonies; taxed newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, dice and playing cards

Townshend Act (1767)

A tax that the British Parliament placed on leads, glass, paint and tea. These Acts also suspended New York's assemblies for there the Quartering Acts had not been enforced. They also established a Board of Customs Commissioners at Boston, but did give in and reorganized the Colonial Vice-Admiralty Courts

Boston Massacre (1770)

1770, colonials hated the British Soldiers in the colonies because they worked for low wages and tooks away jobs for colonists. on March 4, 1770, a group of colonials started throwing rocks and poop snow balls at some British Soldiers. The panicked Soldiers fired their muskets killed a few colonials. Increased anti-British Sentiment.

Boston Tea Party (1773)

Boycott of British Tea, a group of colonists boarded a British vessel loaded with tea and dumped it into Boston Harbor

Intolerable Acts (1774)

laws passed by the British Parliament to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party and to tighten government control of the colonies

First Continental Congress (1774)

12 of the 13 Colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia to urge Colonists to avoid using British goods and to form committees to enforce this ban

Lexington and Concord (1775)

General Gage, stationed in Boston, was ordered by King George III to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The British marched on Lexington, where they believed the colonials had a cache of weapons. The colonial militias, warned beforehand by Paul Revere and William Dawes, attempeted to block the progress of the troops and were fired on by the British at Lexington. The British continued to Concord, where they believed Adams and Hancock were hiding, and they were again attacked by the colonial militia. As the British retreated to Boston, the colonials continued to shoot at them from behind cover on the sides of the road. This was the start of the Revolutionary War.

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