American Revolution

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The American Revolution was a political disorder that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebels in Thirteen American Colonies overthrew the authority of the British Crown and founded the United States of America. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political, and knowledgeable transformations in American society, government and ways of thinking. Starting in 1765 the Americans rejected the power of the British Parliament to tax them; protests continued to escalate, as in the Boston Tea Party of 1773, and the British responded by imposing disciplinary laws—the Intolerable Acts—on Massachusetts in 1774.

Boston Tea Party [1773]

In 1773, April 27, the British Parliament passes the Tea Act. The British prime minister allowed the tea act to come into play. The prime minister also thought that the colonists would never protest against cheap tea, but he was wrong. The Tea Act was a law to prevent colonists from smuggling imported tea. Most colonists

The Sugar Act is also known as the Molasses Act, the Sugar Act was an endeavor to end smuggling by making all British sugar cheaper. The Sugar Act was put into play because the colonists were smuggling imported tea. The Tea Act was positioned to stop colonist from protesting and attempt to get the colonists back on the king’s side and to stop the smuggling. The Sugar Act was to show the colonists that the king was on their side, but the colonist didn't believe them. The colonists rebelled and protested against British merchandise.

The Boston massacre was the killing of five colonists. It happened on March 5, 1770. The tension between the America colonies had been growing since the royal troops marched in to Massachusetts in October 1768. Two patriot leaders, John Adams and Josiah Quincy, volunteered to def3end captain Preston and his men. The British troops had been hassled in Boston for their role in enforcing the intolerable acts. Preston and six of his soldiers were acquitted; two others were found guilty of manslaughter. They were branded on the hand and then released.

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