chapter07 Mr. Skubal
Shawano Middle School U.S. History Instructor
 
Chapter 7 : The Road to Revolution

Unlike English society, social status in colonial America depended on the hard work of individuals. Democratic influences of the Great Awakening and scientific thinking of the Enlightenment strengthened this social ideal. All three forces helped to steer Americans toward a sense of independence.

Unique American attitudes turned into action after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. When the British imposed taxes to help pay for the French and Indian War, the colonists objected. Protests in Boston led to the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

In 1774, the colonies called the First Continental Congress to appeal to King George III. The British government, however, refused to change the tax laws or remove British troops from the colonies. In the spring of 1775, colonial minutemen clashed with British troops at Lexington and Concord. The American Revolution had begun. After the failure of a last-minute appeal to Britain, the Second Continental Congress began preparing for war.

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