Road to Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    CitationThe French and Indian War was a battle between the French and the English in America over who would control it. Natives and New England militia men were also fighting with the french and English too. The significance of this event was that it allowed for Britain to retain the control in North America and was really the catalyst to the growing tensions between the colonists and the British.
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    for the sudden seperation of American colonies and Britain. They fought together in the War but when it was over, Britain passed numerous Acts which angered colonists because they believed their efforts in the war were being direspected.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
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    This was their fisrt get together as an oragnized unit and they were trying to decide who woould gather together because of Britains power. This was significant because they first got together and realized that unity was better than singularity and they finally started they re road towards Revolution.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
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    The Quebec Act was passed by Parliament to give greater rights to the French which were taken away when the British won the French and Indian War. The law provided extended boundries for Quebec, they recognized the Catholic church, they recognized the French Civil code, and allowed for a new governor to be appointed. This was significant because it only hightened tensions with the colonists.
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    The territory that they fighted for and that they wanted for their own to pratect their values was basically given up to the French so they felt the War was for nothing. The French got some land back and were free to practice Catholicsm all about. The colonists were again outraged at the British for doing this and it was just another step in the trail towards the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
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    The Treaty of Paris effectively ended the Seven years war with Britain coming out on top over the French. The significance of the Treaty was it solidified Britain as the worlds biggest empire. This new increase in land led to more population in America and left France with almost all their land taken by the British. This war also came with consequence as Britain was in major debt.
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    This gaining of new land was going to be a problem for either Americans or Britain and the Treaty of Paris which ended the war was what gave this supreme power, and a liability, to England.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
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    This Proclamation of 1763 was put in place so that Colonists would not be able to settle west of and imaginary line onto Indian owned land. This was initially put in place to avoid conflict and warfare but left the colonists mad. The significance was that the colonists had fought for the land and it should be their choice to settle on it or not. It was also was one of the goals of Britain to keep colonists on the seaports to
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    the British idea to keep the colonists from settling away from the seaports and have them next to them so they could be active in Britains concept of mercantilism. This proved beneficial for Britain and for its trade but the Colonists disagreed with it and felt that it should be their option to settle on which land they chose.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
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    This Sugar Act of 1764 was what Parliament passed to put a tax on sugar. This was extremly significant because this tax on the colonists came as a suprise and they didnt know why they were paying it. Britain was so far in debt from the French and Indian War that they felt since they spent the money defending America they should pay it back. The colonists said, "no taxation without representation" and tempers grew.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
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    The Quartering Act was put in place to tend to the needy troops that were being sent over to America from Britain. The act required the colonists to provide food and shelter for the troops in there area. This was meant to give protection to the colonists but this was not taken well by the colonists. To them it was a major invasion of privacy and they had to spend much needed money on them.
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    The colonists didnt like traditional standing armies eithre and they would rather rely on their own militia men. The cost of Quartering these soldiers was too much so this again infuriated the Americans.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
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    The congress convened with nine colonies in attendance in New York. When in there they created a declaration of rights which stated that colonies taxation could only be enforced by the colonies themselves but ended with a pledge of loyalty to the king himself. The significance of this was that this was one of the first agressive steps taken by the congress to get heard.
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    It was the most recent form of problem solving since the Albany Plan of Union and was carried out in an orderly fashion. The meeting was essentially an attempt to voice they re constitutional rights to England and have their voice be heard on what they think was right.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
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    The Stamp Act was put in place to directly tax Americans on all stamps and paper goods. The Stamp Act was passed again in Parliament without the representation of the Americans and they felt that this was unfair. They were undoublty angered by the tax and some refused to pay it. This led to many riots which were used to try to intimidate the tax agents. The significance of the Stamp Act was that it was only another example of
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    unfairly taxing the colonists when they have no say in what their being taxed for. Sure the British thought that they had fought for the protection of America and they were in debt for that and needed the colonists to help pay it back but the colonists felt they had lost much of it in the Treaty of Paris anyway. They felt they were also being taxed unfairly simply because they had no representation in Parliament.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
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    The Stamp Act was eventually repealed because of the fact that there was so much dispute about in in the colonies. The Stamp Act was treated as unfair taxation on the colonies and their protests and fighting back got it repealed. The significance of the repeal was that their voice finally got heard when they fought for it. This small victory was implanted into the minds of the Americans that if they can get this done what else
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    can they do. This was in their minds that they can succeed with their own rules and this action of repealing of the Stamp Act eventually led to another step in the inevitable road to Revolution.
  • Declaratory Act Part 2

    This was another way which Britain angered the Americans in the way they treated them as lesser and far less powerful country. Britain seemed like they were pushing the Americans toward the brink and it was a matter of time before the tension broke.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
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    The Declaratory Act was passed by Parliament that stated that Britain had the same authority in America as Britain. This occured after the repeal of the Stamp Act which many Americans thought that was a win for them because they defied the power of Britain. The significance of the Declaratory Act was that it was created to make sure Americans knew who was in charge and who they had to listen to.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
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    With the Townshend Act a new board of commissioners was created in Boston, there was a reoccurence of unpopular search warrants which increased the anger of the Americans again. All of the Townshend Acts were put in place to keep the colonists under control and incidentally peaved them greatly. These Acts were not only for Britains benefit but also became just one other reason for the tensions to be raised between the two.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
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    When residents of boston resented the British for being in there city and not only were they there but thwey were getting paid very little so they needed to work and take jobs away from colonists. There were many incidents between colonists and the troops and one day the incident led to the firing of a musket killing 3 and wounding 6.
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    The significance of the Boston Massacre was that it was the last straw in the colonists view. They now had a reason to fight back for what they wanted. With britain finally firing the first shot it was the breaking point in whcih the American Revolution started. The Americans were sick of getting pushed around by the English and now that their own die on their own soil was it.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
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    The Parliament passed the Tea Act and it tried to grant a monopoly on the importationn of tea. The Americans were angered but would agree to pay the tax on tea if the price of tea was lowered. Some of the radicals were determined not to let the tea come to land. They got on the boats carrying the tea and and dumped all of it overboard. They werent going ot pay the taxes and needed to show there authority on the matter.
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    The significance of the Boston Tea Party was that the Americans were willing to negotiate a plan where they stilled pay taxes yet the price of the actual tea would be lower. Britain would not listen yet again and thats when the colonists resisted the taxation. All of this goes back to no taxation without representation and Britain continued to pour on the taxes without America having a voice. This was only one other major step towards Revolution.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
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    The Quebec Act was put in place by Parliament to further frustrate Americans. It gave qubec a new governor, more land, and the ability to practice Catholicism anywhere. The significance was that all that America fought for with the War and the land America thought was rightfully their was being given back to the people they took it from. America took this as a slap in the face from Britain in another display of of authority.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
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    The Intolerable Acts were mostly made in response to the Boston Tea Party. They closed the Boston Port until the colonists were able to pay off the amount of money wasted when getting rid of the tea. They also expanded the boundries of Canada. The significance of this was that with the powerful actions of the Colonists comes many consequences. There consequences were though they felt the need for their voice
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    to be heard. This pushed the colonists and Britain further and further away from eachother and their tension was massive. They didnt want anything to do with eachother at this point and it showed in there actions toward the American Revolution.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
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    The congress was put together with 12 colonies participating where instead of seeking independence they just wanted the wrongs given to them by Britain righted. The significance of the First Continental Congress was that it was one of the first united government type of meeting in which they believed if they gathered together they could try to create a voice in congress. This was their last push to get their voices heard.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
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    This was the very first military confrontation to start the American Revolution. This was the first battles between the Countries after the growing tensions reached their boiling point. The significance was that America finally wanted to become independant and show that they could support themsleves on their own without the help of England. They were in an uphill battle but they knew that going in and believed.
  • Thesis

    Though political, economic and social differences America was able to keep their relationship with britain fairly strong but after the French and Indian War and many Acts passed in parliament without representation it slowly led to deteriorating relations annd eventually to the American Revolution.