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Causes of AR

Causes of the American Revolution

what did the Stamp Act put taxes on? All paper products
what was the taxes purpose? To help pay for the troops in North America after the Seven Years War
what was Britain's legislative body called? Parliament
why did businesses start to also ask Parliament to take the tax away? Businesses were losing business
when Parliament did take the tax away what did they do? They made a law saying they could place any laws in the colonies when they wanted, on whatever they wanted
what did the Townshend Acts place a tax on? Paper paint lead glass and tea
what did the taxes cause the colonists to do? They started to resist the taxes and start a rebellion
who were the Sons of Liberty? A group of people who were against the taxes and rebelled against them
after the Boston Massacre what happened to the taxes? They were repealed trying to ease the tension between the colonies and Britain
what was the outcome of the acts? The Boston Tea Party was a result of the taxes
who were the leaders of the Boston Tea Party? The Sons of Liberty
what did they dress as so they could not be recognized? They dressed as Mohawk Indians
what was the cause of the Boston Tea Party? They wanted the Tea Act gone
how did they do the Boston Tea Party? They boarded two of the British ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston Harbor
when was this tax placed? It was placed right after the Townshend Acts which caused it to be even more hated
why was this tax placed? To raise revenue from the colonies
what did Parliament give the East India Company and why? They gave them a monopoly because they were a British company and they were financially bankrupt
who was the group of people that stood up to them and what did it result in? The Sons of Liberty and it resulted in the Boston Tea Party
what is a monopoly? When you only have one supplier for a certain good
what was another name that they gave the Coercive acts? The Intolerable Acts
what did these acts do? Closed the harbor until all the lost tea was paid for, canceled the Massachusetts charter and Britain took control of the government British officials were not to be trialed in the colonies, they went to Britain. All citizens must house British soldiers
what happened to Governor Hutchinson? He was replaced by British General Thomas Gage
what did the first continental congress tell the colonists to do? To continue boycotting British goods
where did the fcc meet? In Philadelphia at Carpenters Hall
who was represented in the fcc? All of the colonies but Georgia
what did they warn the militia about? They warned them to be ready encase a fight was to happen
what was the document that they sent to King George called? The Declaration of rights, a list of 10 rights
why did the redcoats march out of Boston? To take the militias arsenal stash but when they arrived it was gone
who were the two riders who warned the people about the British? Paul Revere and William Dawes
who shot the first shot in Lexington/the american revolution? Nobody knows
who won the first battle? The British
what happened on the redcoats march back in Concord? The militia fired on them the whole march back
who won the battle of Concord? The colonial militia won the second battle/ first conflict
what did the second continental congress create? The continental army
who was appointed commander and chief of the continental army? George Washington
how did the continental army pay for supplies? They authorized the printing of their own money
what was the petition, that they sent to the king to try and create a peaceful solution between Britain and the colonies, called? The Olive Branch Petition
what does the king do when he receives the petition? He doesn't read it and declines the petition
why did he decline the petition? The colonial militia embarrassed him and his army, the best in the world
Created by: 19AngelS