Benjamin Franlkin proposed the idea of uniting the colonies under one government during the French Indian war.
The French and Indian War
The beginning of the French Indian war. (the proclamation ended the war in 1763)
Road to Revolution
End of Salutary Neglect
Salutary neglect was a long-standing British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws meant to keep the American colonies obedient to Great Britain. It lasted from 1607-1763
The Proclamation of 1763
Ended the war between the French and the British over North America
The Sugar Act
Since the value of the colonial bills varied, parliament decided to assume control of the existing currency and implement their own
Sons of Liberty
The Sons of Liberty was a political group made up of American Patriots that was designed to incite change in the British government's treatment of the Colonies
No taxation without representation
"No taxation without representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution.
Parliament decided to put a tax on stamps to decrease debt growing in England. The taxes were applied to any documents and/or traded goods.
ended in 1775
The Stamp Act Congress
Daughters of Liberty
was a successful Colonial American group that consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts. They helped end the stamp act in 1766
The Townshend Acts
The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.
Boston Non-Importation Agreement
Boston Tea Party
A system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain.
- Boston Port Act
- Administration of Justice Act
- Massachusetts Government Act
- Quartering Act
- Quebec Act
*ended June 22
First Continental Congress Meeting
prohibition of trade with Great Britain
Second Continental Congress
The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun.
End of Nonimportant Agreements
British recognition of political rights through application of economic pressure.
Minutemen and redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord
George Washington named Commander in Chief
Battle of Bunker Hill
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
Washington crosses the Delaware and captures Trenton from Hessians
Paoli Massacre, PA
The United States and France sign the French Alliance
Articles of Confederation adopted
Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris formally ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule.