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The American Reveloution:The Colonists Respond

The Boston Massacre

The British imposed the Townshend Acts in 1767, which placed taxes on goods that America imported, such as tea, glass, paint and lead. This caused the tensions and protests to continue and in 1770 a Boston mob, protesting at the Townshend Acts confronted a group of British soldiers at the Customs House. The stories of the event were told by both sides with exaggeration and bias, but we do know that one colonist provoked a soldier with a wooden stick, which caused the soldier to call a few other soldiers and also caused the colonist to call... (More)

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The Causes of the Reformation

The Influence of the Church

The Church had helped create the Renaissance by commissioning artists. An unintended consequence was that it also made people question old beliefs:

  • As more people learned to read, they were able to read the Bible for themselves instead of having to accept everything told to them by priests and bishops. Their interpretations of the Bible often differed from those of the Church.
  • The invention of the printing press meant that the ideas of the reforms could spread around Europe quickly and this encouraged people to support them and challenge the Church.

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The best way to grow is to learn

Guerrilla warfare is the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.