Declaration of Independence: Student Worksheet Answer the following questions using the Declaration of Independence



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EVENT

YEAR

WHAT HAPPENED?

REACTION

Townshend Acts

1767

  • British placed a tax on things like glass and paint.

  • Writs of Assistance were issued that allowed the British to search for smuggling without evidence.

  • Colonists were very angry.

  • Circular letter- Massachusetts.

  • Boycott and more violence.

Boston Massacre

1770

  • Britain sent more troops.

  • British fire on colonists and five colonists are killed.

  • Crispus Attucks, former enslaved African, was first killed.

  • Talk of war begins.

Commitees of Correspondence

1772

  • Samuel Adams called for a Boston town meeting to create a committee of correspondence to communicate Boston’s position on issues to the other colonies.

  • Similar committees were soon created throughout the colonies.

Tea Act

1773

  • Allowed one company to sell tea at a lower price.

  • Hurt colonial merchants.




  • Colonists called it interference.
Events Leading to the American Revolution

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