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Dunmore's War of 1774

Lord Dunmore’s War – War between Indian Americans and White Americans – May – October -1774

Fighting between the colonists and American Indians had been going on since the white man landed on the Americas, and before the fighting between the white Americans and the Native Americans began, fighting was happening between the Indian tribes over hunting grounds. So fighting had begun long before Dunmore’s War […]

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Boston Tea Party - 16 December 1773 - Sons of Liberty, dressed as Indians

Boston Tea Party – December 16 – 1773 – Ruining of British Tea at Boston Port

The Boston Tea Party was in objection to all the taxes, most recently was the Tea Act, which Britain had implemented on the colonists. The colonists had had enough of the heavy taxation and enough of the acts passed by Britain and enforced by her soldiers. The colonists felt that […]

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Tea Act - May 1773

Tea Act – May 10, 1773 – The British Act over the American Colonist

The Tea Act was administered in 1773, during the time that Great Britain was in control of colonial America, and was only one of several acts that was forced upon the American colonists. Britain had placed high taxes on some everyday items making life difficult for the colonist. Life was […]

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The Administration of Justice Act 1774 - May 20, 1774 - Town Meeting

The Administration of Justice Act 1774 – May 20, 1774 – The Least Known of Intolerable Act

The Administration of Justice Act 1774 – Background of Intolerable Act The early 1770’s in America was a time of escalating tension between colonists and the British government. The British had begun creating a series of laws that were designed to crush any anti-British sentiment in the colonies, and remind colonists […]

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Boston Massacre - First War of American Independence, 1770

Boston Massacre Incident – King Street March 5, 1770

Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. In the incidence five civilians were killed by the British Soldiers. This event is also called “Incident on King Street” by the British. It raised a lot of  tension among the thirteen colonies of America and gave rise to American Revolutionary War. Townshend Acts – Boston […]

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Jean Jacques Rousseau - Swiss-French Philosopher - 1712 - 1788

Rousseau – Jean Jacques Rousseau – Philosophy of Rousseau – 28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778

Jean Jacques Rousseau was a French Philosopher and his ideas were as interesting as his life. His mother died during his birth. He was raised by his father who always neglected him. He was not educated or given any job. He was a wanderer who faced a lot of struggle between […]

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Battle of Golden Hill – Spark of American Revolution – January 19, 1770

Battle of Golden Hill – Spark of American Revolution – January 19, 1770

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The Battle of Golden Hill was a clash that took place between the British Soldiers and Colonists in New York on January 19, 1770. It is regarded as one of the first violent clashes that acted as a catalyst and ignited the American Revolution.  It was followed by major clash […]

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Stamp Act of 1765 – Colonial Response – Stamp Act Congress – Protest and Outcome of Stamp Act 1765

Stamp Act of 1765 – Colonial Response – Stamp Act Congress – Protest and Outcome of Stamp Act 1765

Stamp Act (1765) also called ‘Duties’ in American Colonies Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1765. It was given Royal Accent on 22 March 1765 and came into power on 1 November 1765. The main feature of the act was that colonies were dictated by the British Parliament to publish […]

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Currency Act – Issue of Paper Currency as Legal Tender for Public Debts – 1764

Currency Act – Issue of Paper Currency as Legal Tender for Public Debts – 1764

British Parliament passed the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764. This was one of the first decisions that indicated the real intention of the British crown to control the colonist. To increase their control further on colonist economy British parliament passed Currency Act on September 1, 1764. As per the […]

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Sugar Act – 1764 – Beginning of The American Revolution – Taxation Without Representation – 5th April 1764

Sugar Act – 1764 – Beginning of The American Revolution – Taxation Without Representation – 5th April 1764

Sugar Act was the first law passed by the British parliament that resulted in The American Revolution. On April 5, 1764 King George the Second and British Parliament passed a law which imposed heavy taxation on the people of New England. This law was also called American Revenue Act or […]

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