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Causes of the AR

These are the causes of the American Revolution

French and Indian War (1754-1763) Also known as the 7 years war, this was a war between the French and Great Britain over the Ohio River Valley in the New World (North America)
Proclamation of 1763 Restricted colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains into Native American Territory. Many Colonists were angered by this.
Stamp Act (March 22, 1765) Considered to be a tax on Paper goods. Required that Colonists buy a stamp for any official paper products (newspapers, legal document, etc.)
Quartering Act (May 18, 1765) Required that Colonists quarter (let them live in their house) British Soldiers and give them things such as food and blankets.
Townshend Acts (June 29, 1767) Taxes that were placed on paper, glass, tea and other items made by the British.
Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770) British Soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists, killing 5 people including Crispus Attuks.
Boston Tea Party ( December 16, 1773) The Son's of Liberty, led by Sam Adams, dressed up as Native Americans and dumped British Tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the Tea Act.
Intolerable Acts aka the Coercive Acts Passed in response to the Boston Tea Party. King George closed the Boston Harbor, didn't allow colonists to assemble (town meetings) and required colonists in Boston to house British Soldiers.
First Continental Congress (September 1774) Met in Philadelphia PA. Made a request for Peace Great Britain, did not approve of taxation without consent, Gathered a list of grievances (complaints), agreed to continue the boycott of English Goods, and set up their next meeting.
Navigation Acts (1650-1700s) Restricted trade. The Colonists could only trade with England.
Lexington and Concord (1775) First battles of the American Revolution. The "Shots heard round the world".
Second Continental Congress (1775) Appointed Washington as the leader of the Continental Army, made another request for Peace (the olive branch petition), Set up a committee to write the Declaration of Independence, and Set up a government under the Articles of Confederation.
Similarities between the 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses Requested peace, made military recommendations, both took place in Philadelphia.
Declaration of Independence (1776) Mainly written by Thomas Jefferson (July 4, 1776)
Grievances (complaints of the Declaration) Taxation without Representation, King has absolute power, Colonists are not allowed to speak out against the King, Quartering act forced Colonists to house troops Allowed homes to be searched without warrants, and No trial by jury of peers.
Unalienable Rights /Inalienable Rights Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Created by: romeroa