Revolutionary War Ellie Anderson

One of the things I learned that lead up to the American Revolution was the Sugar Act. The Sugar Act was passed April 5th 1764. The Sugar Act was passed by the Parliament to raise revenue for the crowd from colonies. The Sugar Act increased work from the West Indies.

This is the Sugar Act of 1764

One of the next things I learned was the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was imposed to raise support for new military forces. It was imposed on March 22, 1765. It was in use of stamped paper or affixing of stamps for tax payment. The stamps were required for sales of about 50 trade items. Greenville regarded these measures as responsible. People in England had to pay a higher stamp tax.

The next thing I learned was the Townshend Acts. The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed by Charles Townshend and Chancellor the Exchequer. The acts were passed on June 29, 1767. The Townshend Acts were passed becasue the British didn't have enough money to supply things for the people fighting in the war.

The Boston Massacre was an incident the British caused when 5 male citizens were killed. This occurred March 5, 1770. The British were in Boston because of the heavy tax burdens of the Townshend Acts. Both sides shared the blame for the incident, only two red coats were found guilty. Those soldiers were released after being branded on the hand.

This is the Boston Massacre

The Boston Tea Party occurred on December 16, 1773 and about 100 Boston people losely disguised as Indians and boarded the ships. They smashed open 342 chests of tea into the the harbor. They referred to the tea as a badge of slavery.

This is the Boston Tea Party

The battle of Lexington and Concord happened on April 19, 1775. The battles marked the outbreak of armed forces. The Americans won the war and The British retreated back to Boston. The Americans were unorganized rebels and yet won the war.

The battle of Quebec happened on December 31, 1775 in blizzard conditions. The Americans won and took victory yet they were had some of their men in punishment for the treatment of other Americans.

The battle of Trenton happened on December 26, 1776 in New Jersey. The Americans won with only 2 men killed while he British had 22 men killed. The Americans won with their leader George Washington

This is the battle of Lexington and Concord

The outcomes of the war were that the peace treaty was signed in Paris to end the Revolutionary War and that allowed 13 original colonies to come together as a nation and join the United States. The United States would then be free of British rule and let ideas come together and create the Declaration of independence.

The dark blue is the 13 colonies


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