WikipediaTensions had been rising between the French and the British in America over land. The war wasn't officially declared until 1756. The French were hugely outnumbered, but they defeated the English many times. In 1758, the British outgunned and outnumbered the French. It led to the American Revolution because it worsened the relationship between England and its colonies.
End of The French and Indian War
WikipediaThe war ended in the years of 1758 and 1759 when the French surrendered to Britain. France was forced to leave America. If we never had this war, we might never have had the American Revolution
The Proclamation of 1763
WikipediaThe Proclamation restricted settlement past the Ohio River Valley. The Proclamation also stated that America was controlled by the British, and the French had to leave. The Indians were without allies once the French left. The colonists were upset about the Proclamation. The settlers ignored the Proclamation line, and went past the border. This led to rising tensions between Great Britain and the colonies, leading to the American Revolution.
The Stamp Act
WikipediaThe Stamp Act was passed in 1765 to force the colonists to pay taxes on all pieces of printed paper that they used. The money that was collected was supposed to help defend the American frontier. It was viewed by nothing more than an attempt to raise money without authorization. The Stamp Act was repealed on March 18, 1766. It led to the American Revolution because it made the colonists and the British mad. The British were taxing the colonists, but the colonists didn't want to pay their taxes.
WikipediaThe Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed in 1767 that related to the British colonies in North America. The purpose was to raise money to pay judges and governers. The Townshend Acts were met with resistence from the colonies, which resulted in the Boston Massacre. As a result, Parliament considered to partially repealed the Acts, but left the tax on tea. This led to the Boston Tea Party, and eventually the American Revolution.
The Boston Massacre
WikipediaThe colonists were upset that additional British troops were stationed in Boston. A mob of about 50 colonists surrounded and taunted a lone soldier. He called in three others to help him, and they too were taunted. More and more colonists joined the group, and the soldiers thought they were going to be attacked, so they fired into the mob. 5 people were killed. It brought the revolution to armed rebellion in the colonies, leading to the American Revolution.
The Tea Act
WikipediaIt was designed to prop up the East India Company, which was burdened with 18 million pounds of unsold tea. The leaders in America believed that this was to support more taxes. When ships loaded with tea came into port, the colonists did not allow them to unload. The Tea Act led to the Boston Tea Party, which led to the American Revolution.
The Boston Tea Party
WikipediaIt was a direct of rebellion by the colonists against the British. After a group of officials refused to let the ship loaded with tea dock in the harbor, later that night, a group of colonists boarded the ship and threw the tea into the Boston Harbor. The tensions escalated, this led to the American Revolution.
The Intolerable Acts
WikipediaThe Intolerable Acts were names that described a series of laws passed by British Parliament in 1774. Four of these acts were in response to the Boston Tea Party. By doing so, the British hoped that this would decrease the colonists' resistance to British rule. The colonists believed that this violated their rights. Tensions escalated, and one year later, the American Revolutionary War broke out.
Lexington and Concord
WikipediaBritain's General Gage sent some troops out to capture Lexington, and then Concord. There were colonial militias waiting for them because of Paul Revere. Both of these battles were considered victories for the British, although they were a morale booster for the colonists. Both of these battles marked the start of the Revolutionary War.
The Declaration of Independence
WikipediaThe Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 colonies in North America were now independent states. Independence day is celebrated on July 4th because that was the day that the Declaration was signed. Members of Congress signed the Declaration, including John Hancock. When the Declaration was signed, it ended the Revolutionary War.