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These are the loyalist of the Revolution. Loyalist were colonist who fought for the kingdom of Great Britain and the British Monarchy.
These are the patriots. Patriots are colonist of the original 13 colonies who rebelled against the British control.
This is the flag for the original 13 colonies.
The American Revolution was a war that took place between 1765 & 1783 because the colonist of the original 13 colonies rejected the British Monarchy.
Sugar Act//1733- the Sugar Act was the most hated of all the navigation acts. It was a huge tax on sugar from the West Indies; which eventually led to smuggling.
Albany Plan of Union//1754- proposed by Benjamin Franklin, a congress of the colonies met in Albany, New York. The colonies were going to work together to protect themselves from the French. It was rejected by the colonial government though, but marks the first time the colonists tried to form a united government.
French and Indian war//1745- French wanted to maintain fur trade with the Natives. So, the British declared war on the French. Most natives allied with the French. This was a part of a larger war in Europe called The Seven Years War.
Writs of Assistance// British soldiers had blank search warrants and began to abuse the right to use them in the 1760s. This sparked colonial resentment.
Proclamation//1763- After the war, the natives in the Ohio Valley continued to resist British soldiers. To avoid more war, colonist were told not to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists refused and the British had trouble maintaining control of the frontier.
Stamp Act//1765- everything printed on paper was taxed to help the British pay debts from the French and Indian war.
Stamp Act Congress// October 7, 1765- colonists met to discuss the problem organized boycotts. They asked the king to repeal the act. The boycotts were effected and the act was removed.
Quartering Act Congress// 1765- the British sent troops to control the colonists and while the troops were there they required colonists to feed and house British soldiers.
Townshend Acts//1767- a tax was put on items such as paper, glass, and tea. As a result, colonists boycotted. So, by 1770 all but tea tax were repealed.
Boston Massacre// March 5, 1770- an angry crowed gathered around colonist that were arguing with a British soldier. The argument escalated and shots were fired. Five colonist were killed on the streets during this.
The Boston Tea Party// December 16, 1773- Samuel Adams and the sons of Liberty were protesting a new tea tax. So, over 300 crates of tea were dumped into the Boston Harbor. This is an example of Civil Disobedience.
Coercive Acts//1774- also known as the Intolerable Acts, this was a reaction against the Boston Tea Party. It removed the colonial government and shut down trade.
www.ushistory.org The Sugar Act
www.constitution.org Albany Plan of Union (1754)
www.history.com Find out more about the history of French and Indian War, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
www.u-s-history.com The role of Writs of Assistance in the history of the United States of America.
www.history.com King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution.
www.history.org A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act
www.u-s-history.com Stamp Act Congress
www.history.com Parliament passes the Quartering Act, outlining the locations and conditions in which British soldiers are to find room and board in the American colonies.
www.history.com Find out more about the history of Townshend Acts, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
www.ushistory.org The Boston Massacre
www.bostonteapartyship.com Read all about Boston Tea Party Facts and Boston History. Learn about the event that lead to an American Revolution!
www.u-s-history.com The Coercive Acts