American Revolution

The French and Indian War, a war fought for seven years between the French and the Indians. It started when the French began to head west towards the Ohio River Valley, which made conflict between the French and Colonist. Then after seven years of fighting, there was at peace conference in 1763.   

The Treaty of Paris in 1763, ended the French and Indian war. This gave Louisiana to Spain and the Colony's received Spanish Florida. This event affected Spain, the Colonies, the Indians, and the British. The colonist reacted to this treaty by feeling the importance of the war.    

At the end of The French and Indian War in 1763,the British ruler, King George III, made a proclamation. This proclamation calmed the fears of the Indians. But this event caused much anger in the colonies. Making the colonist feel like the British are trying to protect the Indians. This event was called the Proclamation of 1763.

Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764.Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses. This hurt the British West Indies market in molasses and sugar and the market for rum. The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses, the act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed including sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico, and further, regulated the export of lumber and iron. This act, set the stage for the Stamp Act.

The Stamp Act was were everything to do with paper was taxed, this act was passed March 22, 1765. The congress, people from 9 colonies, protested the act and stopped this act in 1766. The Stamp Act happend because the British thought if they could get away with putting taxes on the colonies, they could gain more money and power.

The killing of five colonist by British soldiers on March 5, 1770 is known as the Boston Massacre. This event effected the colonist by showing them that the British Government doesn't really care about the colonist.

British parliment passed the Tea Act on May 10, 1773. This was the final act that sparked the American Revolution. This was the act that lead to the Boston Tea Party.  

The Boston tea party was lead after the Tea act. On the night of December 16,1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty got on 3 ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped out 342 chests of tea into the harbor.

Following the Boston Tea Party, The British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts(Intolerable Acts),in 1774. These series of acts were meant to punish the Massachusetts Colonist for the Boston Tea Party.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord was fought on April 19,1775. This battle marked the beginning of The American Revolution.

The Second Continental Congress meets Georgia's representatives.  On May 13, 1775, Lyman Hall was admitted as a delegate from Georgia's colony. Soon after him there was eight more delegates from Georgia that joined June 20.

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4,1776. This declaration was signed by 56 men. Three men were from Georgia, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton.

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