Events leading up to the Revolutionary War

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    Events leading up to the Revolutionary War

  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763 After the French and Indian War, much land was opened up on the western frontier. The colonist were eager to start moving on to the land. However, the british didn't want to anger the indians so they passed the proclomation of 1763 which stated that the colonist were not allowed to move passed the Appalachian mountains.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act The Stamp Act required every legal document to carry and official stamp stating a tax was payed. King George III passed it mostly to collect revenue to pay off the debt of protecting the colonies.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act The Townshend Act was yet another act designed to collect more revenue, the act taxed things like glass, oil, paint, paper, lead, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre, was a clash betweem British soldiers and colonist in the Massachusettes Bay colony. British soldiers fired upon an unarmed croud, those who fired were later arrested. 5 colonist were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party A group of colonist boarded a British cargo ship dressed as indians and dumped 342 chest of tea into the Boston Harbor, this event was known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts After the Boston Tea Party, Britain passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the colonist of the Massachusettes Bay colony.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was a document that stated the 13 colonies were no longer apart of Britain, which sparked the war with Britain. It was signed by 56 delegates and was written mostly by Benjamin Franklin.