Washington's bullets were the first shots in the French and Indian War. The War was between France and Great Britain for territory and power. In 1755 Great Britain sent 1,400 British soldiers to Virginia to finish the job that Washington had started, they were led by Edward Braddock. Their mission was to clear the French out of Ohio Valley. Two thirds of the soldiers were killed. Washington had 4 bullets in him by the end of the War. It lasted for seven long years. In 1759 British troops captured Canada. In 1763 Great Britain and France signed a treaty that ended the War.
The Proclamation of 1763
It was when the George lll said to draw a line where the Indians would stay West of Appalachians and the colonists would stay East.
(they wanted the indians and colonists to stop fighting.)
The Quartering Act
This law ordered colonial assemblies to provide British troops with housing. It also said they had to get them food, bedding, salt, vinegar, beer, candles, firing etc. (they were mad because the soldiers just "sat around and did nothing.")
The Stamp Act
Grenville proposed the idea to start making people pay for a stamp every time they used paper. Because they had a huge debt after the war. The settlers were again not happy, so this Act ended up being repealed.
The Townshend Act
This was when Charles Townshend decided to put taxes on things like tea, paint, glass , and paper. He did this because the behavior of the colonists was unacceptable. The colonists decided to boycott and decided to make their own things, that is why the Act was repealed by Lord North. The only thing that was left taxed was tea.
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre started when the colonists started throwing snowballs and rocks at the soldiers. One soldier was hit by a snowball and the other soldiers shot at the colonists. Ten colonists were hurt in this act, and five died. John Adams defended the British soldiers.
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party started off when Lord North tried to save the British East India Company. The Patriots were not very happy about this Act and they decided to get rid of the tea. They dressed as Mohawk Indians and they went on the ships and threw all the tea crates into the Boston Harbor, which was (90,000 crates.)
The Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts started after the Boston Tea Party. These acts were there because what the colonists did was unacceptable. These laws were very harsh and not fair.
The battle of Bunker Hill
Israel Putnam led his troops up Breed Hill to the fort that they had established. Putman told his troops if they were to see any British not to fire until they had good aim, however right as the British were coming to the top of the hill the militiamen shot. THey British regrouped and fired back. The Americans pulled back because they ran out of gunpowder.
The fight at Lexington and Concord
The British troops went marched to Concord to take the colonists gunpowder and weapons. When Paul Revere heard this he went around warning all the colonists that the British were coming. The Minutemen lost to the British in Lexington. The troops marched on to Concord and lost to the colonists in that battle.