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					The Road to Revolution!

       Ms. Weston
       US History
        8/29/06
Objective of lecture

• Students will understand what
  British actions made American
  colonists want independence.
 I. The French and Indian
            War




Great Britain gained lots of land, but the war
  cost a fortune. Who would pay the cost?.
II. Unpopular Regulations
A. British --> Proclamation
            Line of 1763.




 Colonists who had just fought
     in war were enraged!
III. New Regulations

• In response to colonists trying to
  smuggle in goods without paying
  duties.
• Sugar Act
• Quartering Act
• Stamp Act—first direct tax
  • Colonists organize boycotts, “NO
    TAXATION WITHOUT
    REPRESENTATION!!!
IV. Townshend Acts

• New taxes on glass, lead,
  paper, paint and tea imported to
  colonies.
• Colonists protested, another
  boycott.
• Led to Boston Massacre.
• All repealed except tax on tea
V. Intolerable Acts
• Tea Act
• Boston Tea Party
  protest
• Britain responds
  with Coercive Acts
• Colonists meet at
  Constitutional
  Convention
• Agree to boycott
The Revolution Begins
• Colonial minutemen
  train
• Loyalists vs. Patriots
• First shots at
  Lexington and Concord
• Second Constitutional
  Congress meets—
  agree are at war.
• Name George
  Washington general
The Decision for
Independence
• Tried one more
  time to
  compromise
  with king.
• When failed,
  realize need
  independence.
• July 4, 1776—
  Declaration of
  Independence

				
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