By breona
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war fought between France and Britain was a victory for the British, but left them knee-high in debt. They in turn wanted more revenue from the colonies. Because the French were off our backs the Americans became more confident and less dependent on Britian for protection.
  • Commitees of Correspondence

    Commitees of Correspondence
    This was a commitee organized by Samuel Adams with the help of Paul Revere. They promoted the revolution and produced propoganda to the public to pursuade them of Britain's injustices.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act was established as a means for Britain to get back some of the money they had dished out fighting to protect the colonies. Some colonists thought that it was unfair that they placed taxes on food items and marriage licenses ect. It was more wood to the fire.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act demanded that the colonists feed and house the British soldiers. Some did not have the space or the resources and some did not like the fact that Britain still had power over us.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    Was the "brutal" murder of innocent colonists which took place after the colonists were taunting the soldiers. The situation then became hostile and the colonists rang the churchbells adding drama to the scene and as the crowd grew, British soldiers fired shots into the crowd killing five people. One of the men killed was Crispus Atticks who now has a school named after him for his bravery in standing against the British.
  • Proclomation

    This said that the colonists couldn't settle anywhere past the Appalachian Mountains. This was a slap in the face to the colonists because they were moving away to be independent and Britain is telling them where they should live.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    After the stunts that the Americans pulled, dumping all the tea into the Harbor King George ordered that the port be closed, so there would be no more business and the outlawing of town meetings where the people could come together and organize such events.
  • First Continental Congress

    This was called in response to the Intolerable Acts. Twelve of the thirteen colonies were represented at the meeting in Philadelphia and it was there that they organized a boycott against the British.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Was the first instance of open warfare in the colonies. The soldiers were sent to capture gunpowder from the stores and then John Hancock and Sam Adams, this was upon the king hearing of several incidents and rebellions taking place.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This was a victory for the Americans, but strangely enough during this time only one third of colonists were in favor of rebellion. Another third didn't care and that rest remained neutral in the matter.It was that sent the message to Britain that the colonists were in full rebellion.