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American Revolution. The French and Indian War. This war was fought over land and control over that land. This war was fought for a number of years. The land they were after was the land primarily around the Great Lakes and in the Ohio River Valley. The Treaty of Paris.

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the french and indian war
The French and Indian War

This war was fought over land and control over that land.

This war was fought for a number of years.

The land they were after was the land primarily around the Great Lakes and in the Ohio River Valley.

the treaty of paris
The Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris is what ended the French and Indian War.

This treaty made it so the French had a lot less land then they started with.

The British suffered a great debt due to the war.

key terms
Key Terms
  • Pontiac’s War
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Stamp Act
  • Petition
  • Boycott
  • Repeal
  • Townshed Acts
  • Writ of Assistance
  • Boston Massacre
  • Committee of Correspondence
key people
Key People
  • Samuel Adams
  • Patrick Henry
  • George Washington
  • John Adams
the sugar act
The Sugar Act

The sugar act was the first of the acts against the colonists.

The colonist were angry due to the fact that they were not consulted first.

It banned rum and French wines and put a tax on sugar, molasses, ect.

the stamp act
The Stamp Act

This was the first direct tax on the American colonists.

Every document, newspaper, and pamphlet had to have a stamp on it.

This stamp was a British seal that cost money.

Due to this act, the Sons Of Liberty were formed.

the boston massacre
The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was the first act in the American Revolution.

Colonists were harassing the red coats, so they opened fire on them.

Crispus Attucks was a free black man who was killed during this.

the townshend acts
The Townshend Acts

The Townshend acts were acts for the colonist in which they collected taxes on products such as:






they keep the tea tax
They keep the tea tax

They eventually repealed all the Townshend acts. Except for the Tea tax.

The colonists were still not happy with this so thus, The Boston Tea Party.

the boston tea party
The Boston Tea Party

This is one of the most memorable parts of the Revolution.

The Sons Of Liberty, disguised as Indians, went onto a British teas ship and dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston harbor.

the intolerable acts
The Intolerable Acts

The Intolerable Acts were made to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party.

They included:

They closing of Boston Harbor.

The Quartering Act.

The Administration of Justice Act.

The Massachusetts Government Act.

The Quebec Act.

first continental congress
First Continental Congress

The foundation was laid down with the Committee of Correspondence.

The Sons of Liberty set up and a committee in each colony, made up of Anti-British leaders.

Each colony set up a militia- an army of soldiers to serve in an emergency

Some colonies created minutemen units which are soldiers who are ready to fight at a minute’s notice

Thomas Gage which was commander of the MA Militia went to Lexington and Concord to steal weapons from the British
  • The British secretly left Boston and Paul Revere was watching. So the Americans had a scout put 2 lanterns in the Old North Church to signal if the British were coming by sea or land. This is “British are coming” story!
the shot heard round the world
The Shot Heard Round the World
  • On the morning of April 19 the Redcoats mustered for an attack at Lexington and Concord to put the Americans.
  • Somebody shot and the American Revolution began.
  • In the end the British retreated back to Boston and the militia won