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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Events that lead up to Revolutionary War Before the Revolutionary War 1765 The stamp act started in 1765 it was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain. They were making people pay for stamps for their letters. If they didn't then they could not send it. They needed this money for the goverment. There were a lot of angry people they could not afford that much and then they had the pay for stamps to. The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the programme. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would remain loyal to Great Britain. 1767 Boston Massacre 1770 The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others. The accident was very serious to the leading patriots. A little later the killing begin and everyone had manger injuries. Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773 was not a real party if it was no one would want to go. We once had to buy tea from only one certain place. That means if you want tea then you have to pay that price they are asking for. So then people that could not afford it started making their own. Soon that spread and now we have more places the buy tea at reasonable prices. 1773 The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies which became the governing body of the U.S.A. during the American Revolution. The Congress met from 1774 to 1789. The first call for a convention was made over issues of the blockade and the Intolerable Acts. 2008 Townshend Acts Continental Congress
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