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"Taxation without representation is tyranny!" was exclaimed by James Otis after the Sugar Act was passed. Taxation without representation is taking money for a government that the taxpayers have no say in. British finance ministers disagreed with James Otis because they claimed that colonists belonged to Britain.

"Taxation without representation is tyranny!" was exclaimed by James Otis after the Sugar Act was passed. Taxation without representation is taking money for a government that the taxpayers have no say in. British finance ministers disagreed with James Otis because they claimed that colonists belonged to Britain.

The Sons of Liberty were mostly lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople. They were most effected by the Stamp Act.They would burn any piece of paper they found with the Stamp Act on it.

The Sons of Liberty were mostly lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople. They were most effected by the Stamp Act.They would burn any piece of paper they found with the Stamp Act on it.

Battle of Saratoga August-October 1777 British are harassed by colonial guerilla forces and are forced to surrender.  The battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point of the war

Battle of Saratoga August-October 1777 British are harassed by colonial guerilla forces and are forced to surrender. The battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point of the war

Taxation without representation was very important to the colonists. This phrase meant that the colonists wanted a say in what they got taxed on. They thought that getting taxed without reasoning with the Parliament.

Taxation without representation was very important to the colonists. This phrase meant that the colonists wanted a say in what they got taxed on. They thought that getting taxed without reasoning with the Parliament.

The Sons of Liberty were one of the many secret societies formed to oppose British policies during the Revolutionary War. One of their main leaders was Samuel Adams. The Sons of Liberty were the colonists most affected by the Stamp Act, such as lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople.

The Sons of Liberty were one of the many secret societies formed to oppose British policies during the Revolutionary War. One of their main leaders was Samuel Adams. The Sons of Liberty were the colonists most affected by the Stamp Act, such as lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople.

This picture represents the battle of Lexington and Concord. This was the first  battle of the revolutionary war. British troops destroyed some supplies but minutemen pushed them back to Boston. The first shot was said to be the shot heard 'round the world.

This picture represents the battle of Lexington and Concord. This was the first battle of the revolutionary war. British troops destroyed some supplies but minutemen pushed them back to Boston. The first shot was said to be the shot heard 'round the world.

The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain which began in 1767.

The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed by the Parliament of Great Britain which began in 1767.

King Henry VII (1485-1509). House of Tudor. 13th great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. Reign: 23 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days. Successor: Son, Henry VIII. Historical events during reign: Christopher Columbus crosses the Atlantic; John Cabot discovers Newfoundland, Canada which he though was Asia and claimed it for England. Henry VII's daughter married James IV of Scotland giving James' descendants a claim to the English throne. Henry VII died at age 52.

King Henry VII (1485-1509). House of Tudor. 13th great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. Reign: 23 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days. Successor: Son, Henry VIII. Historical events during reign: Christopher Columbus crosses the Atlantic; John Cabot discovers Newfoundland, Canada which he though was Asia and claimed it for England. Henry VII's daughter married James IV of Scotland giving James' descendants a claim to the English throne. Henry VII died at age 52.

The American  Revolution -- Primary sources

The American Revolution -- Primary sources

The Proclamation of 1763 took place on October 7, 1763, issued by King George III, and was a proclamation by the British that forbade any colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. This proclamation upset most colonists.

The Proclamation of 1763 took place on October 7, 1763, issued by King George III, and was a proclamation by the British that forbade any colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. This proclamation upset most colonists.

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