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Causes of American Revolution
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A series of four laws passed to punish Boston for the Tea Party; these acts included closing the Port of Boston (1774).
Because the Britain was deeply in debt, the English Parliament placed a tariff (tax) on sugar, coffee, wines, and molasses. The colonists avoided the tax by smuggling and by bribing tax collectors (1764).
The law that taxed printed goods including playing cards, legal documents, newspapers, etc. (1765). This is another example of taxation without representation.
Boston Tea Party
A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
The first bloodshed of the American Revolution (1770), as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five American colonists
Lexington and Concord
The first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775) known as the "Shot Heard Around the World." The British were forced to retreat.
The law that required the colonists to provide food, lodging (housing), and supplies for the British troops in the colonies (1765).
In reaction to the Townshend Acts, the Massachusetts assembly circulated a letter to the other colonies, asking that they work together and issue a petition of protest. The British response to the letter influenced the colonial assemblies to work together on a closer basis.
A tax that the British Parliament passed that was placed on lead, glass, paint and tea (1767).
First Continental Congress
In September 1774, delegates (representatives) from twelve colonies of the thirteen colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia to discuss a response to the Intolerable Acts.
An law passed in 1766 just after the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that Parliament could legislate for the colonies in all cases.
A law passed in 1766 after the repeal of the Stamp Act; It stated that Parliament had authority (power) over the the colonies and the right to tax and pass legislation.
Proclamation of 1763
An order in which Britain prohibited (said no) its American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Proclamation of 1763
An order from the British government which forbid for the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains, and required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.
1773 act which eliminated import tariffs on tea entering England and allowed the British East India Company to sell directly to consumers rather than through merchants. Led to the Boston Tea Party.
Law passed by parliament allowing the British East India Company to sell its low-cost tea directly to the colonies - undermining colonial tea merchants; led to the Boston Tea Party
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