Road to Revolution

  • Thesis statement

    The American Revolution was most influenced by acts and events that were influenced by Great Briatin and America's economical conflict between each other
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a meeting in Albany, New York that was meant to achieve greater colonial unity to help bolster the common defense against France. The Albany delegates adopted the plan but the colonials beieve it didn't give enough independence. The british officials believed that it gave to much independence. This event supports my thesis because the plan allowed the new goverernment to levy taxes for its own support. Also it gave the Grand Council greater authority on people.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war lasted from 1754 to 1763, between the French and the British. After the War the British were left in a even larger debt. The British believed that the colonists were obligated to pay back the British for defending them aginst the French. The British needed to imposed more and higher taxes onto the colonists to lower their debt.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The Battle Of Quebec is one of most significant engagements in British and American hisotry. The battle resulted in the French power being thrown off America. This supports my thesis because american shippers began to trade with the Spanish and French afterward. This hurt Britain's economy by loosing money in trade. Britain decicded to forbid the the export of all supplies between them. This angered many colonists.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War Between the French and British. The British Government was interested in ending the war because the war had been enormously expensive. The British were already in Debt from the start of the war. Creditors were not sure if Britain would be able to pay back the loans they had to use. This would leave to Britain having to increase colonist's taxes.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamtion was to keep colonists from not crossing the Appalchians. This sopped the colonists from expanding and becoming more independent. Economics played a big role in it because this would lower Indian attacks on colonists which were very expensive. Less troops were needed to help the colonists. Also the British tried to fill up trade ports along the coast so trading would increase with Mother Country.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The sugar act enforced taxes onto molasses. The English would be trading its own sugar and rum, and this would hurt the Mother Country because sugar wasn't being bought from the West indies. By making the English buy from the West Indies and taking the sugar, it disrupted the colonial economy by reducing the markets the colonies could trade to.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Under the Quartering act each colonial assembly was required to provide the basic needs of troopers stationed near their borders. This act aloud the British to cut cost on supplying troops with shelter and food. This started an uproar with colonists because colonists would have to use their own money to shelter these soldiers.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The congrees Stamp Act started in New York City with the attendence of 9 collonies. They argued that the colonial taxation could only be carried on by their own assemblies. This stamp act was only made to help the British get out of debt, but the colonists believed it was a wastleful tax and they were wasting their money.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The act required the use of stamped paper for dipolmas, legal documents etc. The sums of this tax was meant to go to the british soldiers. This act was another way the British came up with to help try an to get themselves out of their enormous debt. This act lead to violent stamp act riots in which violence was used against the tax collectors.
  • Repeal of the Stamp Act

    Repeal of the Stamp Act
    After much talk with parliament repealed the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was not being Enforced and when it was enforced, there was violence. Almost none of the stamps were used, so Britain made barely anthing from the Act. Since the tax was gaining any money for the British, it was repealed.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act declared that Great Briatain had the authority to make laws for the colonists. This would mean the colonies would not be able to control what will be passed. This was made so that Great Britain could make sure that the laws and Acts in the future will be enforced so that they will bring in more money. Unlike the Stamp Act which did not gain any money for Britain, this act willl make sure that acts will help Great Briatain get out of Debt.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were acts and events that had failed and cost the British. These acts such as the Boston Tea Party cost Great Britain a immerse amount of moey by sending and supplying soldiers to Massachusetts. These acts also made merchants loose a great deal of money. This shows how Acts were made to help the economy but instead lead to events that made the economy worse, and made it more prone to a revolution.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    All paint, paper, glass, lead, and tea that were imported into the colonies now had a tax on them. Riots were starting in England, and to get tax relief on the economy in England, the Townshend Act was made. It was also to reduce the national debt of Great Britain. The Americans objected it because it it was described as a internal taxation, and was immediately faced with American opposition.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The British red coats were paid so badly that they needed to find second jobs to just afford their neccesities. This took away jobs from colonists, left some colonists jobless, an affected the colonists economy. A fight started between a soldier and a merchant. People began to huddle around, and started throughing items at the soldier. Reinforcments came in an were being threatened and taunted by colonists. The red coats then began to fired onto the colonists, killing 2 and wounding 6.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Due to the Townshend Act colonists drank smuggled tea. This lead to a 70 percent decline in trea sales in three years. The Tea Act was passed to avert the East India Company from bankruptcy. The British believed the colonists would pay the tax if the tea was sold lower than the smuggled tea from the West Indies. Then in Boston Sam Adams and 50 men dressed as Indians, through the tea from three ships into the water. This was a huge rebellion for the colonists.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This Act was meant to give the French Inhabitants of Canada greater rights. Many believed that this would be another intolerable act. American colonies in the West were cut off from where they thought would be wealth an their future. Protests arose with speculators and investment companies about how their future plans and dreams were taking away. This shows how money and wealth played a huge role in protests agaisnt the British.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Twelve of the thirteen colonies sent delegates to this meeting. This congress was to rights the wrongs Great Britain had done to the colonies. A major action was that they sent a letter to King George III about complaints. This shows how the the economic problems have lead to the uprising of the colonies, and eventually to a revolution.
  • Battle of lexington and Concord

    Battle of lexington and Concord
    The British found that the American nationalists were accumulating weapons and were ready to start a large rebellion. The British decided to damage and capture these weapons from the nationalists. The Americans won the battle and was a huge confidence builder. The Americans belived they could take on the British. This the final act that would start the American Revolution.