Moving Toward Revolution

Objects of the most stupendous magnitude, and measure in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us. We are in the very midst of a revolution the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of nations.
John Adams, letter to William Cushing, June 9, 1776

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(Source: blackfashion, via jaskck)

(Source: blackfashion, via jaskck)

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Proclomation of 1763

Hello this is Jas Brown here with important news! When Indians started attacking Americans for moving westward into their land, the proclamation of 1763 was decreed. It Forbade American settlers from going west of the Appalachians. The problem was that there were already people west of the mountains and they wanted to keep moving west. The significance is that this was an early attempt at appeasing the Indians and trying to be fair with them. (which obviously didn’t last)

One cent per grain keeps you sane

Hello, Ah-Kia here! The British Parliament has placed a 3 cent tax has been placed on foreign refined sugar, as well as increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. Rum and French wines are no longer allowed for importation. Colonists weren’t aware of these taxes and now are talking heavily about being taxed.

(sugar act)

Colonists are protesting “taxation without representation”

Jas Brown here! I’m here with a bunch of ANGRY PEOPLE! The stamp act was the first direct British tax on American colonist. November 1775 every newspaper pamphlet, and legal document had to have a stamp. Obviously stamps cost money, and the colonist didn’t think they had to pay for something they’d been doing free for many years. They responded in force and even a diplomatic body called the stamp act congress, which delivered the answer to the crown. After seeing this, the gov’t repealed the act in 1766 of March, but imposed he declaratory act which stated Britain was the boss. Sons of liberty was formed in response to this act, but we’ll get into that later!

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