Adan Trejo: 1763-1774 timeline

  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    This was a proclamation made by the British government where after the French and Indian War they separated some land for use by the Native Americans. They also stopped any westward expansion by the colonies. The colonies viewed this as a disregard for their right to occupy western land.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act outlawed foreign alcohol and taxed molasses of all kinds, as well as wine, silk, coffee, and lots of other luxury items.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    This act stopped colonies from using paper money that was not issued by the king. Since there was rarely legal tender in the colonies this put more burdens on the colonists.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This forced the colonists to put stamps on legal documents as well as other things which troubled everyone who did any kind of business.
  • Quartering Act I

    Quartering Act I
    This forced colonists to provide royal troops with provisions and barracks.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This allowed Parliament to make laws binding the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    These acts were to replace some existing taxes as well as tax imported goods coming to America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Conflict erupted between British troops and colonists since the troops were there to protect the tax collectors. The troops opened fire and once the smoke cleared three Bostonians lay dead.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After heavy tax on tea and the East India Company began appealing to the British Government. The colonists began returning or warehousing the tea. The East India Company still pressed on so Samuel Adams and other colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians and threw the tea on board into the ocean.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These were a series of laws put in place to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Quartering Act II

    Quartering Act II
    This forced public buildings as well as other buildings to be used to house British troops.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This act allowed religious freedom and established an actual governmental structure in the Canadian provinces that Britain had.