Timeline of the causes of the American Revolution

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Timeline of the causes of the American Revolution

Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:38 pm

Stamp Act (1765): British Parliament imposed the Stamp Act on the colonies. The act required certain printed materials, such as legal documents and newspapers, to carry a stamp showing that a tax had been paid to Britain. Opposition to the stamp act was widespread and often violent. The act was repealed in 1766, ending the immediate crisis, but the cause of the dispute was not resolved.

The Townshend Act (1767): Authorized British Parliament to issue taxes on in-demand imports such as glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. Protests to the Townshend Act led to more violence. British soldiers had to be brought into Boston to prevent an uprising.

The Boston Massacre (1770): Tension over the presence of British troops in Boston led to the Boston Massacre, the first episode that resulted in the loss of life. Four Bostonians were killed when Redcoats fired into an angry mob in 1770.

The Boston Tea Party (1773): Angry Bostonians known as the Sons of Liberty boarded a British tea vessel dressed as Indians and dumped all of its tea into Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea tax.

The Intolerable Act (1774): The intolerable acts were laws that were really punishments that King George III put on the colonies for dumping tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party. These were by far the harshest laws Parliament had ever passed, limiting the rights of the American Colonists. This was a major step on the Road to Revolution.
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Re: Timeline of the causes of the American Revolution

Post  CicelyS on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:03 am

I can only imagine if these sort of acts took place today. It's ridiculous of England to think that these would ever be accepted by the colonies. They're harsh and cruel and just plain irrational.
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