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  1. Events that led to the beginning of our Nation (1750’s- 1791) EVENTS LEADING TO WAR

  2. FRENCH AND INDIAN WARResults: France no longer a threat to Britain. Colonists gained military confidence. England warned colonists not to expand land. England now had a HUGE WAR DEBT!

  3. FRENCH AND INDIAN WARResults: France no longer a threat to Britain. Colonists gained military confidence. England warned colonists not to expand land. England now had a HUGE WAR DEBT!

  4. Sugar Act Raise Money by tax! Prime Minister George Granville asked Parliament to tax sugar and molasses imported to the colony. Smugglers were also searched for!

  5. Sugar Act Raise Money by tax! Prime Minister George Granville asked Parliament to tax sugar and molasses imported to the colony. Smugglers were also searched for!

  6. King George ordered high tariffs on newspapers, legal documents, playing cards. Colonist rebels created the “Sons of Liberty”. Protests, riots, and boycotts broke out amongst the colonies. “No taxation without representation” became the rally cry. Repelled in 1766 STAMP ACT 1765

  7. King George ordered high tariffs on newspapers, legal documents, playing cards. Colonist created the “Sons of Liberty”. Protests, riots, and boycotts broke out amongst the colonies. “No taxation without representation” became the rally cry. Repelled in 1766 STAMP ACT 1765

  8. Response to the Stamp Act England English Parliament was angry their authority was questioned! They issued the Declaratory Act, stating they had all the power to make laws in the colonies! Colonies • Members of the Massachusetts legislature met with 9 other colonies and issued a declaration that the Stamp Act was a violation of rights and liberties!

  9. Townsend Acts 1761 Parliament passed Townsend Acts to tax glass, lead, paints, paper and tea. British Officials could also search for smuggled goods Samuel Adams ship The Liberty was seized for smuggling Rum. Angered Colonists! Colonist Response? Boycotting English goods Women (daughters of liberty) drove the boycotts! Colonists attacked the houses of custom officials and British soldiers were summoned!

  10. Townsend Acts 1761 British Parliament passed Townsend Acts to tax glass, lead, paints, paper and tea. British Officials could also search for smuggled goods Samuel Adams ship The Liberty was seized for smuggling Rum. Angered Colonists! Colonist Response? Boycotting English goods Women(daughters of liberty) drove the boycotts! Colonists attacked the houses of custom officials and British soldiers were summoned!

  11. BOSTON MASSACRE1770 The British sent in troops (4000) into Boston. Troops were not welcomed as they competed for jobs and represented the King’s interests. There were many angry encounters between soldiers and colonists. March 5th 1770: Ice, snow and rocks thrown at soldiers, someone yelled “fire” and soldiers killed 5 protesters.

  12. BOSTON MASSACRE1770 The British sent in troops (4000) into Boston. Troops were not welcomed as they competed for jobs and represented the King’s interests. There were many angry encounters between soldiers and colonists. March 5th 1770: Ice, snow and rocks thrown at soldiers, someone yelled “fire” and soldiers killed 5 protesters. (Write in your own words)

  13. BOSTON MASSACRE Samuel Adams called the event “The Boston Massacre.” to fuel anger. Soldiers were put on trial and most were acquitted, 2 convicted of manslaughter. Most agreed they were probably provoked into the attack. Townshend Acts were repealed, British troops withdrew from the city.

  14. BOSTON TEA PARTY (1773) A period of calm followed the massacre. “Sons of Liberty” were looking for issues to keep the “fire” going. 1773 British only let the East India Tea Co. sell tea to America. 150 colonist dressed as Native American Indians boarded the tea ships and dumped the goods overboard. Other parties took place in other colonies. Unfair pricing!

  15. BOSTON TEA PARTY (1773) A period of calm followed the massacre. “Sons of Liberty” were looking for issues to keep the “fire” going. 1773 British only let the East India Tea Co. sell tea to America. 150 colonist dressed as Native American Indians boarded the tea ships and dumped the tea overboard. Other parties took place in other colonies. Unfair pricing!

  16. BOSTON TEA PARTY British Parliament became very angry!!! They enforced new laws that punished bad behavior! Coercive acts (a.k.a. Intolerable acts) shut down Boston harbor.  Quartering acts  No Town Meetings allowed!

  17. BOSTON TEA PARTY British Parliament became very angry!!! They enforced new laws that punished bad behavior! Coercive acts (a.k.a. Intolerable acts) shut down Boston harbor.  Quartering acts  No Town Meetings allowed!

  18. 1st Continental Conference 1774 In September 1774 The Continental Congress met with 56 delegates from 12 colonies (Georgia stayed home) 56 men meant 56 different opinions and very long debates! They prepared a list of grievances to be taken to the King and British Parliament. The delegates 1. stopped trade with England and 2.alerted the colonial militia to prepare for war! A 2nd meeting would be called if the king did not hear their complaints or if any attack took place. Patrick Henry, “ The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers and New Englanders are no more, I am not a Virginian, I am an American!

  19. 1st Continental Conference 1774 In September 1774 TheContinental Congress met with 56 delegates from 12 colonies (Georgia stayed home) 56 men meant 56 different opinions and very long debates! They prepared a list of grievances to be taken to the King and British Parliament. The delegates 1. stopped trade with England and 2.alerted the colonial militia to prepare for war! A 2nd meeting would be called if the king did not hear their complaints or if any attack took place. Patrick Henry, “ The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers and New Englanders are no more, I am not a Virginian, I am an American!