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Revolutionary War

What role did taxes play in the American Revolution? Taxes had a big role in the revolution, they put the Colonists over the edge. They got very annoyed that they were being taxed by a government across the sea, and no one represented their side of the story.
Why did Great Britain institute these taxes? Great Britain instituted these taxes to pay off their debts from the French and Indian War.
Who was the British king during the American Revolution? King George III
Sugar Act decreased taxes, taxed sugar
Stamp Act all printed material required a stamp, and stamps had taxes
Quartering Act Forced regular people to have to house and feed soldiers
Townshend Acts Taxed important goods
Tea Act Taxed tea
What ways did the Colonists protest the taxes? -One way they boycotted was throwing the tea into the harbor -They also stopped purchasing products like paper when the stamp act was put out.
Common Sense- Author? Thomas Paine
Common Sense- Purpose? To get American Independence
What was the Boston Tea Party in response to? Tea Tax
Who was at the Boston Tea Party? Angry Colonists, some dressed as Native Americans.
What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Over 300 tons of tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor.
When did the Sons of Liberty form? August 1765
“No taxation without representation” -Author? James Otis
“No taxation without representation” - Meaning? It was unfair for the Parliament to tax the Colonists when they had no elected representatives to support their side
Where did the midnight ride begin? Boston, Massachusettes
Who were the three riders? Paul Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott
What was the point of the Midnight ride? Their ride was to inform the minutemen that the British were coming and to get ready for Battle
What was the purpose of the second continental congress? Representatives from the 13 colonies who could join together and make decisions
Who proposed independence and when? Richard Henry Lee in June of 1776
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration approved? July 4th, 1776
What are the three unalienable rights? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What were the 2 main battles? Battle of Lexington & Concord, Battle of Yorktown
What treaty ended the war? Treaty of Paris
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