Road to Revolution

By xjuarez
  • Navigation acts

    Navigation acts
    A law was passed so the colonists would have to import taxed goods from England only and would have to sell their goods to England while they decide the price they pay.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    They increased the tax on molasses
  • Fort Necessity

    Fort Necessity
    The governor sent a militia and eventually, George Washington took charge and built this fort. The French would take it later.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Lowered the tax on molasses
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    They started taxing all printed goods
  • Start of French and Indian War

    Start of French and Indian War
    A war between France and England over the Ohio Valley River. England won and France got kicked out of the New World
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    A law stating that Parliament has the right to tax and make decisions for the Colonies
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    A tax on imported goods such as glass, paint, lead, and more
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Some kids were mocking soldiers as the crowd gathered. A shot was fired on accident and the other soldiers started firing while the civilians threw shells, ice, and rocks at them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A rebellion in which the Colonist poured tea into the waters to rebel against the tea tax
  • Quartering Acts

    Quartering Acts
    Soldiers got to live in colonist homes and could treat them like maids
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    They extended Canada's territory all the way south to the Ohio River Valley trapping the colonists in
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Four main things- Closed Boston Harbor, appointed military governors, quartering, and British officials had to be tried in another colony
  • General Thomas Gage takes over Boston

    General Thomas Gage takes over Boston
    They sent many soldiers and the General to show Boston that they need to behave
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12 leaders out of 13 gathered together to create a political body. (Georgia was unable due to being so far down south.)
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    He and two other friends alerted the Colonist that the British are coming to find their weapons
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    AKA shot heard around the world, 70 minutemen were against 700 redcoats, an unknown shot was fired and both started firing. The Redcoats realizing that they didn't find weapons started again to a farm. (Didn't find any) at the north bridge, the colonists snuck up on them and drove them back to Boston. Considered a colonist victory bc 1/3 of the redcoats were injured/lost and only 18 colonists were injured.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Had tons of military supplies and two people - on the same night - tried to seize the fort. Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen were the two but Arnold wasn't remembered leading him to become the first turncoat (traitor) in American history
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Set up a Continental army w/ Washington in charge
    Olive Branch petition
    Made alliances
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The militia set up posts on Bunker and Breed's hill the previous day to the British attack. The British had three waves, two which failed and the third they took over Breed's hill bc the others were running out of gunpowder. In the end, we had to retreat but still considered the British victory although 1000 died from their side, only 90 were lost from our side
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    A final chance at avoiding war stating that colonist would act well if they respected their rights. It was rejected and both sides prepared for war
  • Washington takes over Boston

    Washington takes over Boston
    Took 60 cannons to overview Boston and the plan was to shoot down. They took these cannons over 300 miles to Boston thur the snow taking about 5 months.
  • Hessian Soldiers are hired by King George III

    Hessian Soldiers are hired by King George III
    Hessian soldiers were mercenaries from Germany and loved to fight. Almost each of their uniform was used to fight. The King hired more than 30,000 of these men to fight the colonists.
  • DOI is signed

    DOI is signed
    AKA to Higgins the best breakup letter ever! This document contained four parts known as 1) preamble 2)Rights 3)Grievances against the actions of the crown 4)The proclamation of the new nation. Also avoided slavery bc they needed everyone to agree