Pre-Revolution Timeline

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    Pre-Revolution Timeline

  • Proclamation Line

    Proclamation Line
    After the war the colonists began to move further west because the french no longer occuppied it. That caused tension with the Indians. King George declares that the colonists can not settle lands west of the Appalachian mountains. So the colonists would not start a war with the natives.
  • 1st Quartering Act

    1st Quartering Act
    Lieutenant-General Thomas Gage had a hard time getting the colonists to house the troops on the march. So he asked the parliment to make in acted ordering the colonists to comply and house them. It was no problem in times of war but there was issues during peace time.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This is the british saying that any laws or legislature the colonials make for themselves it does not matter untill the british approve it. This was so that the british had total control over them and so that the colonials were treated the same and had all the same rules as teh englishmen.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five people because the British troops. The colonials were throwing snowballs and other objects at the soldiers and yelling at them to fire. They circled around them and one of the soldiers thought the captain yelled fire so they all fired.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The British tax the purchase of tea to try to take control of the tea trade. This was also to try to get extra taxes out of the colonials so that the british are collecting something from them.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This is an after effect of the Tea Act. After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of tea to Britain, a group of colonists went on the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The Boston Harbor was brown for three weeks after.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement written by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which declared that the thirteen colonies were now independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.