Events leading up to the Boston Massacre

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  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War
    Also known as the "Seven Years War" was between Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden over who would get power over who and what they'd have control over.
  • The Albany Congress

    The Albany Congress
    The Albany Congress
    The colonies ask Native American tribes to fight on their side against the French in North America.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763
    This proclamation was given to the colonies by the King telling them that they were not allowed to move westward because the Native Americans were afraid the colonies would force them off of their land.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Suagr Act
    Britain put taxes on foreign goods that the colonies were importing including sugar, molasses, wine, coffee, ect.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The Currency Act
    Britain passed this act so take control over colonial currency; this made the colonial system of credit invalid because Britain only allowed a "hard money" system of which the colonies did not have.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act
    Britain had a lot of debt from the French and Indian War, so almost everything paper in the colonies were stamped with an offical stamp so that Britain could collect tax on it.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act
    This act forced the colonial people to house the British troops who were in North America which angered the colonies more.
  • Patrick Henry's Speech

    Patrick Henry's Speech
    Patrick Henry's speech
    His "If this be treason, make the most of it" speech was the voice of the colonies. At this point the colonies did not care about committing treason against Britain because of how badly Britain was treating them.
  • Virgina Stamp Act Resolutions

    Virgina Stamp Act Resolutions
    Stamp Act Resolutions
    Patrick Henry passed 5 resolutions to the Stamp Acts which were later retracted.
  • The Stamp Act Congress

    The Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress
    Here complaints and grievences were written down for the British Parliament regarding the acts that were enforced by Britain on the colonies.
  • The Declaratory Acts

    The Declaratory Acts
    The Declaratory Acts
    Britain took all power away from the colonies because of the colonies' pushback and complaints about British laws.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    The Townshend Revenue Act
    The Townshend Revenue Act
    This taxed glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea which revived the anger the colonies had when the Stamp Act was passed. From this act comes the famous line "No taxation without representation."
  • Boston Non-Importation Agreement

    Boston Non-Importation Agreement
    Non-Importation Agreement
    Boston decided to cut off all trade with Britain.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre
    The British troops were not welcome in Boston. Some citizens started a riot against the troops and the troops fought back, shooting into the crowd killing 3 people.