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Revolutionary War

Causes of Revolutionary War

Why did King George III tax the colonists? to pay for the cost of the French and Indian War and to help support the British soldiers stationed in the colonies
French and Indian War left Great Britain in debt
The Sugar Act taxes on sugar and other goods coming into the colonies
The Stamp Act taxes on newspapers, legal documents and even playing cards used by the colonists
Colonists shouted, "No taxation without representation" because they believed they shouldn't have to pay taxes because they didn't have anyone representing them in Parliament
The Stamp Act Congress resulted in the repeal of the Stamp Act
The Townshend Act taxes on lead, glass, paint, paper and tea brought into the colonies
The Boston Massacre 5 colonists were killed because British soldiers fired at a group of colonists that were calling them names and throwing snowballs at them
The Boston Tea Party tea was dumped in the Boston Harbor to protest the tea tax
The Intolerable Acts colonists were forced to house and feed the British soldiers as a result of the Quartering Act
The 1st Continental Congress a petition was sent to the king stating the rights of the colonists
What are the 2 ideas the 1st Continental Congress wrote about in their petition to the king ? Congress said the colonists had a right to "life, liberty and property" and they had a right to make their own laws.
Lexington and Concord became known as the "shot heard around the world" because the fighting started between the British and the colonists
Why did the king send soldiers to Lexington and Concord? to stop John Hancock and Samuel Adams from meeting and to capture the weapons from the Minutemen
Paul Reverse was a messenger who helped the colonists by shouting what? "The British are coming" because he was sent by the Sons of Liberty to prepare the colonists for the arrival of the British soldiers.
List 3 different ways the colonists showed their displeasure for being taxed 1. they protested by dumping tea in the Boston Harbor 2. they boycotted British goods that were being taxed; such as tea and clothing 3. a petition was sent to the king and Parliament stating the colonists rights
List 3 different ways the king showed he controlled the colonists 1. passed numerous laws that taxed the colonists 2. closed the harbors preventing ships from entering or leaving the port 3. charged colonists with treason
Created by: Mrs. Swiander



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