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History of the Americas
What caused Revolutionary War
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What caused the Revolutionary War? 7 CAUSES
7 CAUSES: French & Indian War, Stamp Act Riots, Writs of Assistance, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, The Intolerable Acts, The First Continental Congress
French and Indian War
British defeated the French, gained North American territories with the help of Native Americans, but were in debt; began to tax the colonists
Stamp Act Riots
Sons of Liberty burned stamps and they terrorized the stamp agents
Writs of Assistance
legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled
British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them. Five colonists were killed. The colonists blamed the British and the Sons of Liberty and used this incident as an excuse to promote the Revolution.
Boston Tea Party
demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor, in protest for taxes on tea.
series of laws passed in 1774 to punish Boston for the Tea Party
First Continental Congress
Delagates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Britain and to promote independence
For Americans, the most humiliating aspect of the War of 1812 involved
What was the nickname of Lexington and Concord?
What action occurred before the Second Continental Congress could convene?
Boss Tweed was over 6ft tall and nearly 300 pounds.
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