Things about the American Revolution Jayden Blondeel

Things that led up to the American revolution.

1. The sugar act. This was a moment in time where the people had to pay taxes of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.

2. The stamp act. The stamp act was the first serious attempt for Parliament to assert government authority over the colonies.

3. French and Indian war. A battle between the French and the Indians, this was also known as the "Seven year war."

4. The Boston massacre. This event took place on March 5, 1770. People were snowballing British Soldiers and then the people were immediately killed.

5. The Boston Tea Party. This event happened due to taxation. People were mad and protested by throwing tea overboard from 3 different ships.

Battles during the war.

1. Lexington and Concord. This battle was fought on April 19, 1775. About 700 British soldiers were sent to capture military supplies. The militia was outnumbered and they had to fall back.

2. The battle of Yorktown. Cornwallis gave up to Washington in the battle of Yorktown on October 17, 1781, ending the War for Independence.

3. Bunker Hill. The British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts.

2 outcomes of the war.

1. The Treaty of Paris ended the war in France on September 3, 1783. This also gave the colonies their independence from Great Britain.

2. The Declaration of Independence was also another outcome of this war. Ending the war made new ideas to be put on the Declaration of Independence.

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