Constitution Timeline

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    The steps to making us free

  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was a new tax on the colonists that made them need stamps for official documents. This was one of the first acts imposing taxes on the colonists. This violated there right to property beacause it made them pay more for somthing they shouldn't have to and plus they didn't have any say in that tax.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It was when Britian was telling colonists they had to shelter British troops in their homes. This was important because it was not right to make them feed other people when they were haveing a hard enough time feeding themselves. This violated there right of property because it was making them take in people with out giving them a say.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was when Bristish troops who were sent to the colonists to maintain order and tax collections. Then conflict broke out resulting in the massacre of 5 colonists. This was a huge event because it made the colonist aware that British government was prepared to use military force to control them. This event violated the right to life.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It gave Britian the right to tax colonists again and led to the Boston tea party. Which was when colonists dumped 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor. This was important because it led to the Boston Tea Party and the dumping of 45 tons of tea. This voilated the right of liberty because they did not give them a say in being taxed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    It was when colonists dressed as mohawk indians and dumped 45 tons of tea out of 3 ships into Boston Harbor. This made the king extremly mad and resulted in the Intolerable Acts which closed Boston Harbor to all trade. This violated there right to property beacsue it would only allow them to buy one type of tea.