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Unit 2, Lessons 1&2

Causes and Events of the American Revolution

The French and Indian War The colonists and England defeated the French and Indians.
King George III The King of England who demanded that the colonists pay back debts from the French and Indian War
Navigation Acts The colonists could only trade with England
Proclamation of 1763 The King forbid the colonists to move west of the Appalachian Mountains
Stamp Act Colonists had to pay an extra tax on paper products
Declaratory Act Colonists had to follow laws made in England
Quartering Act Colonists had to house and feed British soldiers in their homes
Townshend Acts Colonists had to pay taxes on paper, glass, and tea
Boston Massacre British soldiers killed 5 colonists including Crispus Attucks
Boston Tea Party The Sons of Liberty dressed liked Indians and dumped tea in the Boston harbor
Intolerable Acts The king closed the port of Boston and stopped all trade
Lexington and Concord First battles of the American Revolution and was the shot heard around the world
Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
Unalienable Rights Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
Winter at Valley Forge American soldiers suffered starvation and frostbite
Battle of Saratoga Turning point of the American Revolution for the Americans
Battle of Yorktown Last battle of the American Revolution and the British are defeated
Treaty of Paris 1783 Officially ended the American Revolution
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