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Title: Causes of the American Revolution


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Causes of the American Revolution
  • French and Indian War
  • Proclamation Of 1763
  • No Taxation without Representation
  • Sugar Act
  • Stamp Act
  • Townshend Act
  • Quartering Act
  • Boston Massacre
  • Tea Act
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Act
  • 1st Continental Congress
  • Lexington and Concord

2
French and Indian war
  • Because England fought this war to help protect
    the colonies England went into debt (to owe
    money)

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No Taxation Without Representation
The colonists were being taxed by the King and
Parliament without any say or input into The
decisions being made!
John Hancock
John Adams
Sam Adams
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Sugar Act
  • This act taxed sugar, molasses and coffee

Tax
5
The colonists were upset because they had now
say in how the colonies were being run! They
came up with a catch phrase or slogan.
This catch phrase or slogan was
No Taxation without Representation
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Stamp Act
  • This taxed legal documents, newspapers, printed
    materials, playing cards, and dice

Hear Ye, Hear Ye
7
Declaratory Act
  • This was a statement of power. It said that
    England had the power to tax the colonies
    whenever they wanted!

8
Townshend Act
  • This act taxed items needed for every day life in
    the colonies NOT made in the colonies.
  • I.E.- lead, paint, paper, and glass

9
Quartering Act
This act said that the colonists had to provide
housing, candles bedding, and beverages for the
British soldiers.
10
Boston Massacre
Five colonists were killed here. An African
American sailor, Crispus Attucks, was one of the
five civilians killed here!
11
Tea Act
This act taxed tea, but more importantly,
formed a monopoly for the British East India
Company
Monopoly-
To control all the sales of a certain product
12
Boston Tea Party
Colonists dressed up as Mohawk Indians and threw
crates of tea into the Boston Harbor in
retaliation for the Tea Act. They were led by
Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty!
13
Intolerable Act
England blockaded and closed the port of
Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that
they threw into the Harbor. They did this in
retaliation for the Boston Tea Party.
14
The First Continental Congress
  • In September 1774, 56 delegates from 12 colonies
    met in Philadelphias Pennsylvania State House
  • They decided they would
  • Continue to boycott
  • Colonial militias needed to prepare to fight
  • Created and sent the Declaration of Rights
  • Agreed to meet in May 1775

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Lexington
A small village outside of Boston. The first
shots of the Revolution were fired there. This
is where 8 colonists were killed on the Green.
No British soldiers were killed here.
16
Concord
A small village a few miles past Lexington. This
is where the first British soldier was killed at
the North Bridge. This act is known as The
Shot Heard Round the World.
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Know It Notes
Duty-
A tax on imported goods
Repeal -
To end or take back
Boycott-
When people refuse to buy certain goods
An African American
sailor who was one of the five civilians killed
at the Boston Massacre
Crispus Attucks-
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Know it notes-continued
Regulars in the Continental Army
Militia-
Minutemen-
Farmers who would be ready to fight a battle in
a moments notice
Information giving only one side of an argument
Propaganda-
A small village outside of Boston. This is
where 8 colonists were killed in the first
battle of the Revolutionary War.
Lexington-
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Concord-
A small village a few miles Down the road
from Lexington. This is where the first British
soldier was killed a the North Bridge
The news of the revolution in the colonies
spread quickly. At the North bridge in Concord
where the first British soldier Was killed became
known as
The Shot Heard Round the World
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The End
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