Road to the Revolution

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In History
  • Proclomation of 1763

    The Proclomation of 1763 was a law that Britian passed. It prohibited colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. That helped to prevent revolt against Pontiac's Rebellion. But it upset colonists that brrought land investment.
  • Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act was when parliament passed a law that Sugar, molasses and more goods sent to the colonies were taxed. This made it a very harsh punisment for smugglers. The law also also made it hard for colonist to pay for tea.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act had was passed to make sure documents had a stamp on them to make sure the tax was paid for. This made the Sugar Act similar to it. Colonial leaders protested against the Act. Pactrick Henry had called that the Act has a resistance to it.
  • Townshed Acts

    The Townshed Act made the colonist pay for the king's finance. These acts made New Yorkers house soliders. The Townshed Acts also tought colonists Duties which would anger colonists less. This Act also helped raise money to pay salaries to the soliders.
  • Boston Massacre

    When people started insulting the Custom House a fight broke out and soliders killed four laboreres . The Sons of Liberty called it the Boston Massacre. The people had given there lives for freedom. The soliders were arrested and John Adams was there lawyer.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord.

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord was a battle of the Revolutionary war. The war conisted of loyalists and Patriots. Loyalists supported British while the Patriots were rebels. The war started conflict between everyone.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense was a pamphlet. Thomas Paine stated that kings did not rule with the will of god. American had it's own destiny. Common Sense sold one hundred thousand copies. That made the roar for independance strong.
  • The Decleration of Independance

    The decleration of independance was a draf written by a committie. It stated the ideas of John Locke and that people have unailenable rights. If the government does not except the rights then it loses the right to govern.Now that they had declared independance the colonist have to now win there independance at battle.