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Road to Revolution

Events and ideas leading to the American Revolution

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Proclamation of 1763 Drew an imaginary line down the Appalachians with no colonial settlement west of the line
Sugar Act Placed a tax on the main ingredient in molasses and rum; made it easier to catch smugglers
Stamp Act required colonists to pay a direct tax on all paper used. Colonists had to use special paper from London for all paper products
Quartering Act Made colonists house British soldiers and provide them with food weapons and supplies
Townshend Acts Taxed the import of paint, lead, glass, paper and tea. Set us British courts in the colonies to enforce laws.
Tea Act Tried to help the British East India Company by shipping its surplus tea to the colonies to sell below the price of colonial merchants
Intolerable Acts Response to Boston Tea Party. Closed Boston to all trade except food, fuel and provisions for British troops. Dissolved the colonial assembly of Massachusetts.
Boston Massacre Five rioting Boston citizens shot by British troops
Stamp Act Boycott American colonists refuse to buy British products until the Stamp Act is repealed.
Sons of Liberty Working class organization formed to protest the Stamp Act
Committees of Correspondence Groups of leaders set up in all colonies to share information about British taxes and colonial protests against British actions
George III King of England before and during the American Revolution
Mercantilism Economic theory that says a nation gets wealthy when more money flows into the country through exports than flows out through imports
Boston Tea Party Action by the Sons of Liberty to stop the sale of cheap British Tea in Boston. Tons of tea were dumped into the harbor.
Battles of Lexington and Concord First direct military confrontation between British troops and American militia.
militia part time soldiers
First Continental Congress Meeting of representatives of 12 of the 13 colonies. Formed in response to the Intolerable Acts
Minutemen Farmers who volunteered to fight. They would leave their guns by the door so they could be ready to fight "at a minute's notice".
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