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Chapter 4 and 5
lowered taxes on molasses.
placed a tax on all printed material, including newspapers, wills and playing cards. All printed material had to have a stamp
tax on glass lead paper and tea
taxation without representation
Proclamation of 1763
Forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalacian Mountains
King George sent 10,000 british troops to enforce the proclamation.
Collonists feared that British soldiers would take their freedom and they would have to pay for it
Declaration of Independence
The document where America declares their independence from england
John Hancock-first signer of the decaration of independence
signed on July 4, 1776, 56 signers
First Continental Congress
Colonists began to work together to protect their collective rights.
decisions:Boycott british trade, endorse the Suffolk Resolves, four militias.
Second Continental Congress
authorized printing of money
set up a post office
established committees to communicate with Native Americans
created to Continental Army to fight against British
chose George Washington to be the army's commander
sent a petition called the Olive branch petition
This act required people to give soldiers a place to stay.
Colonists had to provide food, candles, beer, and transportation for troops
Intollerable acts, Coercive Acts
closed Boston harbor
made colonists pay for the ruined tea
banned town meetings
forced Bostinians to shelter soldiers in their own homes
allowed the British East India Company a virtual monopoly of the trade for tea in America.
Olive Branch Petition
It assured the king of the colonists' desire for peace and asked him to protect the colonists' rights.
George III refused to recieve the Petition
Written by Thomas Paine
In the published pamphlet he called for complete Independence
This Pamphled greatly influenced opinion throughout the colonies.
Boston Tea Party
The Sons of Liberty dressed as indians boarded ships loaded with tea and dumped 342 chests of tea into the water.
a mob of colonists harassed british troops, taunting them and throwing sticks and snowballs.
The british shot at them and killed five men
Lexington and Concord
British army planned to seize stores of clonial gunpowder and arms
A shot was fired by an unknown person
Battle of Bunker Hill
Don't shoot untill you see the whites of their eyes
Colonists were low on ammo and gunpowder
British had 1,000 dead and wounded