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American Colonies were bursting with growth. In a century, the population went from 50,000 to 1M+
The French honored their claim by building Fort Duquesne
Great Britain sent 1,400 British soldiers to Virginia to finish the job that Washington had begun.
The British troops captured Canada.
As a result of the capture, Britain signed a peace treaty. As did France. Finally ending the 7-year long war.
A new king named George III began is reign on toward the end of the French and Indian War.
A new law called the Tea Act prompted more protests. Also, the tea company was in danger of going broke unless it could sell off the 17 million pounds of tea that were sitting in its London warehouses.
The Sons of Liberty decided to unload the tea, but not in the way the governor had in mind.
Great Britain's anger led Parliament to pass a new series of laws.
50 leaders from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia. The meeting brought together delegates from most of the British colonies on the North American continent.
A spy told General Gage that the colonists were hiding a large supply of gunpowder and weapons in the nearby village of Concord.
Patriots were watching the Troops' every move.
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