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Pontiac

Pontiac was the leader of the Odawa tribe located at the Great Lakes.



He led a rebellion against the British after they expanded into their territory during the French and Indian War.



After the French and Indian War the French left their Post in Detroit Michigan where the British took over.



They neglected relations with the Native Americans and restricted their hunting / Trading.



This led to an uprising on May 1763 wear Pontiac led a force of 300 members of different tribes to attack Fort Detroit.


The British successfully defended Against The Siege though Native American resistance spread and soon Pontiac tripled his forces



moreover other tribes launched attacks on British settlements and Military Outpost managing to capture eight of the eleven British forts in the Ohio Valley



On July 25th 1766 Pontiac in the British superintendent of Indian Affairs negotiated an end to the war




British government issue the Royal Proclamation of 1763 drawing a boundary line in the Appalachian Mountains for forbidding colonists to settle lands west of the line



Stamp acts

This act affected politically active , students. Lawyers. Teachers



Stamp Act, British prime minister George Grenville authored the Stamp Act which required that all newspapers in documents in the North American colonies be printed on stamped paper from London Additionally the paper had to be purchased in British currency



Greenville's very own brother-in-law, William Pitt, challenge parliament's right to tax the colonists.


No taxation without representation!



Wild townspeople rioted, Colonial assemblies debated. Samuel Adams and Ben Franklin where among the most influential voices on this matter no taxation without representation



The British countered with the theory of virtual representation which held members of parliament that were obligated to defend the interest of the British subjects and colonists alike



The Stamp Act Congress Drew up formal petitions to the British Parliament asking King George the third to repeal the ACT. This was the first unified colonial response to British policy Paving the way to Revolution



1766 the Stamp Act was repealed

Townshed Acts

This act affect Merchants the most.



1772 Samuel Adams urged creation of a Committee of Correspondence to communicate with other Colonial assemblies and educate people about rights



Bristishs Benign neglect lack of enforcement or regulations



At the same time as repealing the Stamp Act Britain also pass the declaratory act which asserted Britain's ultimate right of control over the colonies



In 1767 Charles Townshed imposed a series of new taxes designated to raise revenue on All Imports of glass lead paint and tea



Colonists organized boycotts. As British Customs arrived to collect taxes and prosecute Smuggler's colonists opposition intensified resulting in Street riots and protests that turned violent



The township Acts were especially hated in Boston where the Customs board signed a non importation agreement which suspended All Imports of British goods. Merchants in New York and Philadelphia followed as well. The British responded by sending Naval and military forces to Boston to enforce the acts setting the stage for the Boston Massacre in 1770

Tea Act

British prime minister Lord North proposed to Tea Act in May 1773



When he propose this act he was aiming for the East Indian company.In exchange for the power to appoint it's Governors, Lord North loaned the company an equivalent of 270 million us dollars. He also granted them a Monopoly on tea in the North American colonies



The Sons of Liberty, a secret society, healthgrade opposition to the Tea Act. On December 16th 1773 at Griffin's Wharf a group of approximately 15 Boston colonists disguised as Native Americans boarded the ship's Beaver Dartmouth and Eleanor and dumped over 300 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor they destroyed 10,000 pounds of Sterling worth of tea equivalent of 1.7 million dollars today that belong to the British East Indian company.



The British responded to the Boston Tea Party by passing the coercive acts would shut down Boston Sport and modify the character of Massachusetts effectively dismantling the colonies legislative assembly.



In reaction to the coercive acts the colonists called for a Continental Congress the First Continental Congress conveyed in the Autumn of 1774 and approved of General boycott of British goods.

Common sense

By Thomas Payne