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Causes of the AR

Causes of the American Revolution

The money collected during the Stamp Act was... Used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier
The Stamp Act was... A tax that was put on anything made out of paper
What happened to people who boycotted? Some courts were forced to shut down because people refused to buy the stamps
Sons of Liberty: Secret group who thought of ways to oppose British laws and even used violence to intimidate tax collectors
Townshend Acts: Imposed on glass,lead, paints,paper, and tea.
Writs of Assistance: Allowed collectors to search for smuggled goods. Blank search warrant
The Boston Massacre happened because... Argument between British soldier and a colonial wig maker apprentice started then it grew and ended in 5 deaths.
The Tea Act was... an act of Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal over objective was to reduce the massive surplus of of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive
Boston Tea Party: Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor, some were dressed as American Indians, and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor, ruining the tea.
Intolerable Acts: Boston Port Act, Quartering Act, Administration of Justice Act, and Massachusetts Government Act.
First Continental Congress There actions were that it was agreeable to all that the King and Parliament must be made to understand the grievances of the colonies. Send a strongly worded letter for 10 rights. Keep boycotting and prepare malitia.
Battles of Lexington and Concord: British troops were marching out of Boston to get gunpowder and capture colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock. The British had won the first battle at Lexington but lost the second one in Concord because the colonist had ambushed them.
Second Continental Congress: They started meeting in the summer of 1775, in Philadelphia, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun. They made the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and appointed George Washington to head the Continental Army