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Events Leading to Revolution

Events leading to the American Revolutionary War and a description of the event

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Proclamation of 1763
British law not allowing colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
French and Indian War
War between France and Britain over the land in the Ohio River Valley (Native Americans supported both sides, but most of them living in the Ohio Valley supported the French)
Quartering Act of 1765
Act which required colonies to provide food and lodging for British troops
Stamp Act of 1765
Act requiring colonists to pay taxes to Britain on all legal papers
Boston Massacre 1770
Conflict between British soldiers and a Boston mob; five colonists were killed
Boston Tea Party 1773
Colonists dumped 342 chests of British tea into the harbor to protest the Tea Tax
Intolerable Acts 1774
What the colonists called the laws passed by Britain as punishment for the Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress 1774
Meeting of colonial leaders in Philadelphia to decide how to deal with the Intolerable Acts; decisions include stopping trade with Great Britain, creating colonial militias, sending a petition to King George asking him to repeal the acts, planning to meet again at the end of one year, ...
Tea Act 1773
A carryover tax on tea from the Townshend Acts; an addition was that the colonies could ONLY buy tea from England
Lexington & Concord 1775
Locations of two early battles between British soldiers and colonists; the colonists successfully warned Sam Adams & John Hancock and chased the British soldiers back to Boston
2nd Continental Congress 1775-6
Meeting of colonial leaders in Philadelphia to decide how to respond to the battles at Lexington & Concord; decisions include creating an American army & naming GWashington as commander, forming a post office, asking European countries for support, sending an Olive Branch Petition to King George to ask for peace, ...
Sons of Liberty
A group of colonists who formed a secret society to oppose British policies at the time of the American Revolution
Colonists who supported the British government during the American Revolution
Colonists who wanted independence from Britain
Colonists who did not pick a side in the Revolutionary War.
citizen soldiers who could be ready to fight at a minute's notice
"Common Sense" (1776)
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation