• French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The french and Indian War was one of a series of wars between the british and french starting as early as the 1600's. The French and Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.
  • taxes

    While england found governing its colonies in america difficult, it also found it expensive.Britian had recently fought the French and Indian War, which gave it control Canada and much of the east of the Mississippi. The war was very expensive for england, and it now needed more money to maintain soldiers in all these areas. In 1764, the british goverment decided to tax the colonists to pay a share of the coasts.
  • quest for independence

    The quest for independence started long before the american revolution.
  • soldiers

    Soldiers killed five colonists in the boston massacre.
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    In 1773 committees of correspondence began writing about he tea act, a new law passed by parliament. The tea act said that one british company-would be the only company allowed to sell tea to the colonies.
  • first continental

    First continental congress met in Philadelphia.
  • battle of concord

    battle of concord
    700 British soldiers began to march from boston. They were on their way to concord, a town about 20 miles northwest of Boston. over the past year patriot militias had been storing weapons in Concord. Now the British soldiers had orders to "seize and destroy" these military supplies.