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Causes of Amer.Rev.

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Parliament passed the Sugar Act in what year 1764
Why did the British institute the Stamp Act To make the colonists pay for the troops being sent to America
What kind of items were taxed paper products such as newspapers, playing cards, diplomas, and legal documents.
What kind of reactions did the Stamp Act get? Riots, and boycotts of British goods
London merchants finally ended the Stamp Act in 1766, but at the same time passed what? Declaratory Act which said that the king and parliament had full authority over the colonies in all matters
An act introduced into the English Parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles passed? Townshend Act in 1776
Townshend Acts imposed duties on what products? Glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies
Parliament took away all Townshend acts except? Tax on tea leading to a temporary truce.
The Ship Liberty was owned by John Hancock but was seized by who? British
What started the Boston Massacre? Argument between a wig maker and an apprentice and a British soldier.
What happened during the British Massacre Killing of 5 colonists and an injury of 6 other people by British soldiers on March 5th, 1770
What did Thomas Hutcherson do? Promised an inquiry but formed the next day promoting the withdrawal of troops to Castle Island.
Eight soldiers, one officer, and four civilians were arrested and charged for murder. Who was the lawyer? John Adams
Who tried to save East India from going bankrupt? British
What did the British do to help East India Lifted the duty on tea brought in by the East India Company making the tea cheaper.
What happened when the 3 colonists wouldn't unload the tea? Standoff by between the colonists and Governor Hutchinson of Mass. set off the Boston tea party.
What did the British citizens protesting the tea act do? Disguised as Mohawk Indians ans went to Griffin's Wharf and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
When news reached England about Boston's Tea Party, parliament passed what? Coercive acts (Intolerable Acts) aka Bostons Bill
Coercive Acts led to what? Crippling New England's Economy and starting the Revolutionary war.
What was the Coercive Acts? Series of four acts established by the British government.
Coercive Acts included? name 2 Boston Port Act: Closed the port of Boston until damages were paid for. Massachusetts Government Act: Restricted Mass. democratic town meetings and turned the governor’s council into an appointed body
What did Parliament hope the Coercive acts would do? Parliament hoped that the acts would cut Boston and New England off from the rest of the colonies and prevent unified resistance to British rule.
First Continental Congress met in Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774
FCC/ All the colonies sent delegate except Georgia
FCC/These were elected by the people, by? colonial legislatures, or by the committees of correspondence of the respective colonies
FCC/Pennsylvania and New York sent delegates with firm instructions to? seek a resolution with England.
Why were British troops marching out of Boston? they we're going to take the rebels weapons they were hiding
How were the Colonists warned of the approaching British troops? (2 riders) They were warned by Paul Revere and William Dawes
Where did the Colonists first stand against the British. They were heavily outnumbered, and when the first shots rang out, 8 militiamen were killed and 9 were injured. While only one redcoat was injured.
How won the first battle? The Redcoats won.
Did the British achieve their primary goal of marching out of Boston? no. The British didn’t marched out of Boston
What happened to the British on the march back to Boston? They got cut off by the colonists
How many casualties do the British take? The British take 125 casualties
Who wins the first conflict of the American Revolution? The British win the first conflict of the American Revolution.
Created by: 19metzgerm