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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 vhemes = visual + themesstart by dragging a predesigned vheme onto the canvas BostonTea Party TheIntolerableActs The Quebec Act First Continental Congress Lexington And Concord Olive BranchPetition Continental Army The Battle of Bunker Hill Common Sense Voting For Independence Signing The Declaration of Independence The colonists were furious with the British about all the new taxes, so they dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. The Beginning of theAmerican Revolution! Britan passed four acts as a punishmenttowards the Boston Tea Party. They were so harsh, the colonists referred to them as the Intolerable Acts. Parliament passed the Quebec Act,about the same time as the Intolerable Acts. They gave agovernment to Canada and religious freedomto French Catholics. In 1774, a delegate from all of the colonies, exceptGeorgia, met to discuss the situation. They agreed to boycott all British goods and to stop exporting goods to Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed. British General Gage heard of a stash of arms in Concord. British started heading to seize the arms. In Concord, the British stopped to fight. Concord citizens signaled Lexington about the British coming. Concord lost the fight, but Lexington won. Second ContinentalCongress Delegates from the colonies met,soon after the fighting of Lexington and Concord. The delegates that met in the Second Continental Congress, decided to send the Olive Branch Petition, as a sign of peace. It stated that they would be loyal to the king, if the Intolerable Acts were repealed. King George III said no. George Washington led the Continental Army, which was put together by the delegates from the colonies. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle in the Revolution. It proved the Americans could fight bravely, and that the British would not be easy to defeat. In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet, named Common Sense. Common Sensepersuaded the colonists to break away from the British. The colonists voted on it, and decided to declare independence. Thomas Jefferson completed the document in late June. The colonists adopted the document on July 4, 1776. Social Studies Timeline
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