Road to the American Revolution

By mam09
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and English were competing for land and trading rights in North America.
    It caused the first stepping stone to the American revoloution.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    What did it do?:: aimed at stopping the smuggling of sugar and molasses from the French and the dutch west indies. Placed a tax on sugar and molasses
    How did it affect the colonists:: it affected the colonists by making them pay more money for the sugar and molasses.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    What did it do: it prohibited the issue of any new bills, and the reissue of existing currency. Parliament favored a "hard currency" system based on the pound sterling, but was not inclined to regulate the colonial bills
    How did if affect the colonists: because they had to work harder and caused more imports.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    This was an act for granting certain duties in the british colonies and plantations in america. this was also to expedient that a revenue should be raised in the majesty's dominion in america. this meant that money was being taken from everything(like a tax) which made the colonist very upset.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was the killing of 5 colonist by the British soldiers. It was the culmination of civilian-military tention that had been growing since the troops came to enforce the tax burden imposed by the townshend act.
    this made the colonist outraged.
  • Boston Tea Party

    It was a direct protest by the colonists in Boston, after officials in Boston refused to return 3 shiploads of taxed teato britian, a group of colonist boarded the ships and threw the tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Continental Congress

    They met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. United in a determination to show a combined authority to Great Britain. Represenatives from Pennsylvania and New York tried to seek a revolution with England.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    What did it do? a tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used. Ship%u2019s papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, and even playing cards were taxed.
    How did it affect the colonists: it made them pay more money and made them worry about how the taxing would go up in the future?
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The british military govenor was ordered to destroy the rebels military, so they left Boston and marched toward Concord. This event was the starting point for the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    About 2100 British troops under the comand of General Thomas Gage stormed Breed's Hill where the colonial soldiers were encamped.
    The British troops ended up winning.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Delaware %u2022 George Read
    %u2022 Caesar Rodney
    %u2022 Thomas McKean
    Pennsylvania %u2022 George Clymer
    %u2022 Benjamin Franklin
    %u2022 Robert Morris
    %u2022 John Morton
    %u2022 Benjamin Rush
    %u2022 George Ross
    %u2022 James Smith
    %u2022 James Wilson
    %u2022 George Taylor
    Massachusetts %u2022 John Adams
    %u2022 Samuel Adams
    %u2022 John Hancock
    %u2022 Robert Treat Paine
    %u2022 Elbridge Gerry
    New Hampshire %u2022 Josiah Bartlett
    %u2022 William Whipple
    %u2022 Matthew Thornton
    Rhode Island %u2022 Stephen Hopkins
    %u2022 William Ellery
    New York %u2022 Lewis Morris
    %u2022 Philip Livingston
    %u2022 Franci
  • Battle of Brandywine

    The British wanted to fight Washington and his men so Washington sent troops to stop them and guarded the Brandywine River. But the British had found out about there plan and outsmarted them and had defeated the Americans by nightfall.
  • Articles of Confederation

    This document served as the United States first constitution and was in force from March 1,1781 until 1789 when the present day constitution went into effect.
  • Tready of Peace

    Formally ended the United States War for independence . This established US boundaries, this also allowed creditors of each county ti be paid by citizens of other counties.