The Acts of England

By: Anna Hudson
3rd Period History

Part 2:  

#1: The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was basically a tax put on goods that had to be shipped to different parts of the country.

- A stamp costed money, but the English wanted to charge people even more money to ship something.

- Taxes that are raised on a stamp are called a stamp duty

- Stamp Acts were enforced in many countries after the one was enforced on the United States.  

#2: The Tea Act: The tea act went into effect in 1773. It was a tax that made people pay extra money for Tea.

- Great Britan put this tax on the Tea

- Lots of Americans were mad about the Tea act.

- The thirteen colonies were there at this time and they started rants and boycotts against Great Britan as revenge.

#3: Intolerable Acts:  The intolerable acts were a bunch of laws passed by British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party.

- These laws were called the Intolerable Acts because the American people were violated by these laws and they were very mad.

- The American people did not want to tolerate the British rule anymore.

- The Intolerable Acts started a bad streak between the American People and the British Parliament. These key factors and laws started the revolutionary war.

#4: The Boston Tea Party:

- The Boston Tea Party was a rant that took place in the Boston Harbor.

- Many imports and exports took place in the Boston Harbor. The British people felt that the taxes weren't high enough and the American people in response threw all of the tea into the harbor.

#5: The Boston Massacre:

- The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5th in the year of 1770

- The Boston Massacre was between the British and Patriot troops

#6: The Sons of Liberty:

- The Sons of Liberty called themselves the Loyal Nine

- The Sons of Liberty disagreed with the Stamp Act and rebelled against it.

#7: The Declaration of Independence:

- the declaration of independence made it so that people have the freedom do what they want.

- Women, children, and blacks had there rights then.

#8: The articles of confederation:

- the articles of confederation were signed to give people their rights.

- the articles were to give women and children rights.

#9: The revolutionary war:

- the war that occurred because of the tea act and the stamp act

- the war started because the British had rule over the United states.

#10: the constitution:

- the constitution was a document that protected people's rights

- the constitution also protected people against slavery and other unfair

TimeLine of Unit 2 and other major events

1. The French and Indian War (1754): the war between the French and Indians over land in the new country

2. Proclamation of 1773 (1773): A document that was signed that was an agreement to end the French and Indian war

3. The Sugar Act (1764): the British put a tax on sugar

4. The Currency Act (1764): the British put a tax on currency and any profit

5. Virginia Stamp Act Resolution (1765): Patrick Henry protested against stamp taxes

6. The Townshend Act (1765): a tax placed on oil and other goods.

7. The Boston Massacre (1770): a battle between the Patriots and the British

8. The Tea Act (1773): the British put a tax on tea

9. Boston Port Act (1774): the act of cutting off trading and or buying and selling in the Boston Harbor

10. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1775): Paul Revere came riding into the Patriot town to alert the Patriots about the British attack

Biographical Summary on Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was a member of the Sons of Liberty. He was also one of The United States of America's founding fathers. He was very involved in politics and was very loyal to The United States. Samuel Adams was born in Boston and was a graduate of Harvard. He disagreed with the British Ruling and joined many groups to overrule or become free of British Rule. Samuel Adams was an unsuccessful business man and he also was a tax collector. He was very involved in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Samuel Adams was a Patriot and a Republican. He was also involved in many political groups and many other things involving Justice. Adams was raised in a home that was very involved with politics also. He was interested in them even as a little kid. This was his upbringing and he stuck with it his whole life.

Samuel Adams Statue


I think that it is important to talk about the taxes put on the tea by the British. The British have once again put an unfair tax on the United States. This time they are taxing our tea. We already pay enough for our tea and we pay full price so why pay more? We need to stand up for ourselves and stand up for our rights. We should not be under British Rule any longer. No people have the right to control us. We need to stand up for ourselves and our country! We need to get out from under the British and do things on our own. We should not be dependent on other countries.


Molly Pitcher was a woman who served in the Revolutionary War. She was a woman who gave water to the soldiers who were fighting in the revolutionary war. Her real name was not Molly Pitcher but they gave her this nickname because she brought them water in the pitchers. Some people say that the water she brought was used to clean the cannon rather than drinking it but some say that the soldiers drank it also. Molly was also said to have fought in the war. She was a woman of bravery. Molly died on January 22, 1832. Molly died

2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 big dash nutmeg
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Powdered sugar
Cinnamon sugarMix 8 ingredients. Drop by tablespoon in hot fat. While warm, roll in sugar or cinnamon mixture. Militiamen carried them during the Revolutionary War.

By the numbers:

1- Samuel Adams: Samuel Adams was a very important political figure during this time period.

2- 1700's - 1800's: time period of unit 2

3- The Wars: the wars that occurred during this time period were generally wars between the British and the Patriot troops. The Patriots did not like being under the rule of the British, therefore they did not get along well with them and this also caused lots of arguments.

4- The Revolutionary War: the revolutionary war was one of the biggest wars that occurred during unit 2

5- Molly Pitcher- Molly pitcher was an important figure in history because she was a woman who was well known and fought in the war

6- The Sugar Act: the sugar act was a tax that the British put on sugar that was for sale to Americans

7: The Stamp Act: The Stamp Act was an tax that the British put on stamps

8. The Boston Massacre: the Boston Massacre was a war between the British and Patriot troops over the taxes

9. The Whiskey Tax: The whiskey tax occurred in 1791. This was a tax that the British put on whiskey.

10. Paul Revere: Paul Revere was a Patriot that warned the Patriots about the British Invasion.


Below is a photo or a map of Boston. Boston is a place where a lot of stuff has occurred in history. The Boston Massacre occurred here killing hundreds, The Boston tea party occurred here, and the laws against trading in the harbor were put on Boston. The Boston Harbor is a very historical site and it has been through lots. The Boston Harbor has had bombs, tea, bodies and much more in its waters. Boston is in the North and it is a cool place to visit. Boston attracts many tourists because of its history and its beautiful landscaping. Boston was also part of the revolutionary war. Boston has been bombed many times before and several stories have taken place there. The story of Benedict Arnold and the story of George Washington took place there.

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