Apush Dbq Research Paper

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On April 19, 1775, the United States of America embarked on something no one else had ever dared to do before - rivaling the British. The French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, and the Boston Massacre were only a few that caused so much tension. The French and Indian War was one of the starters of the tension between the United States and England. The Ohio River Valley was the main point of dispute here, because both the French and the British wanted it. Due to this, both sides waged a war against each other. In the beginning, the French had a better edge, but with the new prime minister in place ,William Pitt, the war turned around. The British won, but because of the fighting, they were in a huge debt. This caused them to tax the colonists, which in turn made the colonists angry and rebellious. Not only that, but the British also passed the Proclamation of 1763. The Proclamation of 1763 drew a line at the Appalachian Mountains and said that the colonists cannot settle west of it. This was because after the French and Indian War, Native Americans were constantly raiding the colonists. The Native Americans were raiding the colonists due to the fact …show more content…
These acts did quite some things. The Acts applied to all of the states, but due to the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts got the worst punishment. The Boston Tea Party was an event where the colonists dressed up as Native Americans, boarded a British ship, and dumped all of its tea into the Boston Harbor. This event caused Parliament to close down the Boston Harbor until all of the tea was paid back for. This was catastrophic for Massachusetts though, because the Boston Harbor was the main port for food and supplies. It caused the colonies to send supplies to Massachusetts because they didn't have anything to sustain themselves on. It angered colonists, and it was "intolerable". Therefore it was called the Intolerable