American Revolution

  • French and Indian War 1754

    French and Indian War 1754
    French and Indian war was basically competition over land in North America, specifically the Ohio River Valley. There was conflict over controll of North American trade routes. Competition for trading alliances with Natives. There were two sides to this war the French and the British the indians were thrown in and used. After the war came the Proclamation line of 1763 where colonists began to move further West since the French no longer occupied the territory but could as far as the Applachians.
  • Stamp Act 1766

    Stamp Act 1766
    The Stamp Act is a tax on all printed goods in the colonies, which differed from previous taxes because it was a direct tax. Colonists could see the additional payment and felt their rights have been violated. The Stamp Act was in order to stop Smuggling. Colonists protested this Act in two major ways Boycotting and Non-importation. Although some protestors were violent and used illegal methods to show their resistance. After the Stamp Act was reapealed it led to the Townshend Act of 1766.
  • Townshend Act 1766

    Townshend Act 1766
    Since the Stamp Act was repealed the Townshend Act was put in its place. The Townshend Act put taxes on paper, glass, paint, and tea. After Several more boycotts from the colonists, the British again pepealed this act in just four years (1770). However the tax was still kept on tea to show that parliament still has authority over American colonists. This Act led to the Boston Massecre.
  • Boston Massecre 1770

    Boston Massecre 1770
    The Colonists were so upset about the Townshend Acts that they started throwing snowballs with glass, ice, and nails in them at the British to hurt them and one of the colonists kept yelling FIRE! and one yelled it so loud that the british soldier mistook it as another soldier and fired his gun and once one fired they ass did. This incident led to the death of five civilians by British troops, three were killed at the scene, eleven injured, and two died after the incident.
  • Boston Tea Party 1773

    Boston Tea Party 1773
    Britain passed the Tea Act. By this Act, about 17 million pounds of surplus tea was proposed to be sold in America, by under selling it. Since the tea would be sold at an extremely cheap rate by bypassing the traders, the wholesalers in America were going to be seriously affected. Here some men dressed as Indians boarded a ship containing tea, at the Harbor and dumped the entire consignment into the sea. This led to the Intolerable Acts.
  • The Intolerable Acts 1774

    The Intolerable Acts 1774
    While the people in Boston rejoiced over the Tea Party, the British Parliament passed certain laws to punish the colony. They passed what the colonists popularly called the Intolerable Acts in 1774. Under these Acts, the Boston port was closed until due compensation was paid to the government for the lost tea. And more British troops were re-stationed in the city. Since so many troops were stationed there a Quartering Act came into play which made colonists house British troops. This led to L&C.
  • Declaration of Independence 1776

    Declaration of Independence 1776
    After the Battle at Lexington and Concord colonists were so supprised that they won and this led to the Declaration of Independence. The move towards Independence was up to John Adams. Adams plan was to organize colonial governments, define colonia congress, and gain foreign recognition. He pushed for independence, disarmed loyalists, trade with other countries and told moderates "Join or step aside". It worked by the end of 1776 a comittee is established to write a Declaration.