1 Before we begin, look for little "notes" at the top right corner
1.1 After the French and Indian war
1.1.1 The British taxed the Colonists
The government spent immense sums of money on troops and equipment in an
attempt to subjugate Massachusetts. British merchants had lost huge
sums of money on looted, spoiled, and destroyed goods shipped to the
colonies. The revenue generated by the Townshend duties, in 1770,
amounted to less than £21,000. On March 5, 1770, Parliament repealed the
duties, except for the one on tea. That same day, the Boston massacre
set a course that would lead the Royal Governor to evacuate the
occupying army from Boston, and would soon bring the revolution to armed
rebellion throughout the colonies. See also the Tea Act.
188.8.131.52 The Colonists complained about the Quartering act
Note: The quartering act is not a tax, but it still is part of the intolerable acts.
184.108.40.206.1 Later Britain Repealed the Quartering act
To "repeal" means to do away with a law.
220.127.116.11.1.1 Next came the Sugar act
The sugar act was passed on 1764
18.104.22.168.1.1.1 "Ok, we get it, we'll repeal it"
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The Stamp Act was passed
The stamp act in 1765 taxed all legal documents. In order for a document to be legal, you would have to go to a stamp collector and get your document legalifyed for a price
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 Sigh, also repealed.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1 Hello, Townsend acts!!!!
Yippy! Horray! Glass and many other things were now taxed.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.1 Wut? Repealed? Didn't see that coming.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Tea Act of 1773
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 This time, the colonists were done.
The colonists got so mad, that they decided to go a different route. A few sons of liberty boarded British ships and dumped tea overboard.
2 A combination of a few reasons started the American revolution
2.1 One was the Intolerable acts
2.1.1 And the other was no representation in Parliament
Parliament is the British version of the Congress
188.8.131.52 Spark! The Americans started a few battles! Uh oh!!!
184.108.40.206.1 The Americans were off to a bad start with the battle of Lexington.
220.127.116.11.1.1 But got the hang of it at Concord
British soldiers realized that we could actually pack a punch, and retreated to Boston.
18.104.22.168.1.1.1 After the battle of Saratoga...
Benjamin Franklin was able to convince France to join sides.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Or should I say after the embarrassing defeat for Great Britain