Events that lead to the American Revolution (Battle of Saratoga (1777) (An…
Events that lead to the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
An 18 day fight that became the turning point for the Patriots.
It comprises two significant battles that was a crucial victory for the Patriots during the American Revolution.
Townshend Acts (1767)
They helped to reignite anger in the colonies against England.
A series of British Acts of Parliament passed during 1767 and 1768.
Sugar Act (1764)
It was the first tax on the American colonies imposed by the British Parliament.
It's goal was to raise income. Americans were accustomed to being taxed by their own assemblies, but not by a faraway Parliament where they were not represented. It was during the protests of 1764 "no taxation without representation" was first widely heard.
Intolerable Acts (1774)
Colonists felt that this legislation violated their rights as Englishmen and their Natural Rights as human beings.
America's "punishment" after the Boston Tea Party. The British made multiple acts that was used to punish the Americans after their multiple rebellions. It closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that was destroyed during the Boston Tea Party.
Quartering Act (1765)
American colonists resented and opposed the Quartering Act not because it meant they had to house British soldiers in their homes, but because they were being taxed to pay for provisions and barracks for the army.
It required the colonies to take care of British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies.
Boston Tea Party (1773)
Both the British and the American responses to the actions that followed the tea party. The British were furious with the actions of the colonists and needed to impose a "punishment"
A group of colonists protest 13 years of increasing British oppression, by dressing up as Indians and dumping tea off of the ship
End of 7 Year War (1763)
The treaty ensured the colonial and maritime supremacy of Britain and strengthened the 13 American colonies by removing their European rivals to the north and the south side.
France, Great Britain, and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris