10 major events in the 13 colonies

Timeline created by JuliaColombino
In History
  • Navigation acts

    Navigation acts
    Trade rules that governed commerce between Britain and its colonies. The laws were designed to protect British economic interests
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    Prohibited that problem of new bills by New England colonies, It also controlled currency depreciation
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar act was the first law which was made to raise colonial money for the Crown. It was made to drop taxes on molasses so a levy was placed on wine, Iron, lumber and other goods and they had to pass through Britain and British customs. The Act established a Vice-Admiralty Court in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear smuggling cases without jury and with the presumption of guilt. These measures led to widespread protest.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act made colonial assemblies provide food, drinks, and housing to British troops. They were not in private residences, but housed in barracks or empty public buildings.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Since everyone used stamps for sending letters, which was a major way of communication, Britain taxed the stamps in order to get more money.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament finalizes the repeal of the Stamp Act, but declares that it has the right to tax colonies, the colonies are subordinate and dependent on the Imperial Crown and Parliament of Britain and that Parliament had the authority to pass laws.
  • Townshend Revenue Act

    Townshend Revenue Act
    Duties on tea, glass, lead, paper and paint to help pay for the administration of the colonies. Colonial assemblies condemn taxation without representation.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This act aloud the East India Company to import and distribute tea to the American colonies. It was sold 10s per pound. This law damaged the position of shopkeepers, independent shippers, and smugglers.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    This act was made to protect British West Indies exports to the American colonies from the more fertile French and Spanish islands of Martinique and Santo Domingo.
  • Coercive or Intolerable acts

    Coercive or Intolerable acts
    This act was a package of five laws, The Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government act, Administration of Justice Act, Quartering Act and Quebec Act.