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War for independence

May 21, 2015

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  • 1. The War For Independence

2. Sugar Act-1764

  • Placed a tax on sugar and molasses
  • www.americanrevolution.com/SugarActStampAct.htm

3. Stamp Act-1765

  • Passed to raise money for French and Indian War
  • Placed a tax on newspapers, legal documents and licenses

4. Stamp Act Congress

  • Met to speak against British taxes
  • No one from GA attended, but

5. Liberty Boys-November 1765

  • Met in local taverns to discuss protest
  • Sons of Liberty-larger nationwide group of protesters

Tondees Tavern Liberty Boys 6. Cast of Characters

  • Loyalists
  • Patriots
  • Pacifists
  • Redcoats
  • Fence sitters

7. Townshend Acts- 1767

  • Import tax on tea, paint, glass, paper
  • Georgians became outspoken against taxes

8. No Taxation Without Representation

  • Did not have a voice in government, but paid taxes
  • Began boycotting items such as tea, paint and newspapers
  • Parliament repeals Townshend Acts except for tea tax

9. Boston Massacre

  • March 1770
  • Protesters threw snowballs at British soldiers
  • Five civilians killed, including Crispus Attucks, a freed slave
  • http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_boston_1.html

10. The Road to Revolution

  • http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/road_q1.html

11. Boston TeaParty

  • 1773
  • Parliament passes Tea Act
  • East India Tea Company
  • Dec. 1773-Boston Tea Party (incl. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams)

12. Intolerable Acts

  • Made to punish Patriots for
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Closed Boston Harbor
  • In Mass., no town meetings
  • British officers tried for capital crimes in Britain, not colonies
  • Quartering Act

13. Continental Congress

  • September 1774
  • Every state except GA represented
  • Two sides : Break away or make changes and stay with Great Britain
  • Agreed to boycott British trade
  • Committees of Safety enforced boycott

14.

  • French & Indian War 1754-1763
  • Sugar Act Apr. 1764
  • Stamp Act Mar. 1765
  • Liberty Boys 1 stmeeting Nov. 1765
  • Boston Massacre Mar. 1770
  • Boston Tea Party Dec. 1773
  • Intolerable Acts Mar. 1774
  • 1 stContinental Congress Sept. & Oct. 1774

Timeline of Events leading up toRevolutionary War