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Road to the Revolution by Mind Map: Road to the Revolution

1. Sons of Liberty

1.1. People who protested the passing of the Stamp Act

2. Townshend Acts

2.1. A series of acts passed by Great Britain's Parliament.

2.2. Named after Charles Townshend, the chancellor of the Exchequer.

3. Stamp Act 1765

3.1. The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament. It was imposed on all American colonists.

3.2. Required them to pay tax of every piece of printed paper. (Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, etc.)

4. Quartering Act of 1765

4.1. The name given to  the British Parliament in the local governments in the American Colonies.

4.2. Required Americans to house British soldiers, and meet their accommodations.

5. Intolerable Acts

5.1. Passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party

5.2. Meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists because they threw large amounts of tea into the Boston Harbor

6. Sugar Act 1764

6.1. A law passed by British Parliament.

6.2. Raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies

6.2.1. Gave British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the Colonial Market

7. Daughters of Liberty

7.1. Successful Colonial American group

7.2. Consisted of women who showed their loyalty by participating in Boycotts

8. French and Indian war

8.1. Series of wars between Britain and France in North America

8.2. American phase of the Seven Years' War

9. Boston Massacre

9.1. A riot in Boston (1770) toward British troops quartered in the city.

9.2. The British troops fired on the mob and killed many people

10. Proclamation of 1763

10.1. Issued by King George III

10.1.1. After the acquisition of French territory in North America

10.1.2. After French and Indian war/Seven years' war

11. Boston Tea Party

11.1. Boston colonists disguised as Indians threw several tons of Tea into the Boston Harbor.

11.2. Acted as a protest against British taxes on tea and against the monopoly granted the East India Company.

12. First Continental Congress

12.1. A meeting of twelve delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies

12.2. Met from September 5, 1774- October 26, 1774.

13. Second Continental Congress

13.1. meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the summer of 1775

14. Declaration of Independence

14.1. formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain