Pre Rev Timeline

By 12mmoen
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act lowered taxes. It also says that Brittish Soldiers have the right to search any ship. That was called Writs of Assistance. Any ship that would come into the pier with shipments of merchandise, would have to go through a series of paper work so the soldiers made sure that it was all legal.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The new tax was inforced on all American colonists that required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. The money that was collected from the Stamp act was used to repay debts from a battle that was proctecting the American Frontier.
  • Townshed Acts

    Townshed Acts
    A series of laws that put taxes on tea, paper, glass, lead, and paints. They ;ater then got ride of all these taxes except they kept the tax on tea The colonists didn't like that and rebelled using violoence and boycotting, as they did with the Sugar and Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a small fight where only 5 people died. No one really knws how it started. Some people would say that the Brittish soldiers just started shooting people. Some people say that the colonists started it by throwing things and threating the soldiers, and the soldiers responded as self-defense.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea party was an invent at which the colonists rebelled against the Brittish, and dumped all the tea into the harbor.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    The first shots fired that started the revolution was shot in Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775 the Brittish soldiers were sent to destroy guns and ammunition in Concord, a town just outside of Boston.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. It was a document that was created to declare their independence from the Brittish. It was signed by all the important people that started our nation. it was written by Thomas Jefferson.