Road to Revolution

By bhags
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act of March 1733 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, which imposed a tax of six pence per gallon on molasses from non-British colonies. Parliament created the act largely at the insistence of large plantation owners in the British West Indies. The Act was not passed for the purpose of raising revenue, but rather to regulate trade by making British products cheaper than those from the French West Indies.
  • French and Indian War Begins

    French and Indian War Begins
    The French and British fight for the land west of the Appalachians for many years. George Washington fought against the French in the first engagemant by Fort Duquesne, earlier owned by the British. Early in 1755 Major General Edward Braddock was sent to the colonies to become the commander in chief and help capture Fort Duquesne.Braddock fought the French for the Fort but was defeated and accually died a few days after the battle. The was wasn't accually declared until 1756.
  • French and Indian War Ends

    French and Indian War Ends
    British was at the short hand of the stick until 1758 when they started winning Battles such as Fort Carillon and Fort Frontenac. The British set up a meeting with Indians to establish a peace treaty. The French knew they wouldn't have Indian allies anymore and were cut off from supplys from Montreal. So the destoryed Fort Duquesne as best they could and left. By 1760 the British controlled all of North America and three years later signed a peace treaty granting them the land east of the Missi.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following the end of the French and Indian War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier. The Royal Proclamation continues to be of legal important to the First Nation in Canada.
  • Intorlerable or Coercive Acts

    Intorlerable or Coercive Acts
    The Intolerable Act were a series of Acts put on by British to try and gain respect toward him from the colonist. The Quartering Act, Boston Port Bill and Quebec Act were a few of the Acts. The Boston Tea Party was the main reason for these acts. These were try to show the colonist who the boss was.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax put on by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies carry a tax stamp. These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies. Like previous taxes, the Stamp tax had to be paid in British currency, not in colonial money. This tax was put in effect to pay for the French and Indian War.
  • Townshed Duties

    Townshed Duties
    The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Britain relating to the colonist.The acts are named for Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who proposed the program.The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges. So that they would be independent of colonial control
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770. The aftermath which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies. A tense situation because of a heavy British military presence in Boston boiled over to brawls between soldiers and civilians. It eventually led to troops discharging their muskets after being attacked by a rioting crowd. Three colonist died at scene two died later.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Britain to expand the British East India Company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies. At a reduced price to them. A result of this act is the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, Massachusetts against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.The Tea Party was the response toward British against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773.Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, which, closed Boston's Commerce.