American Revolution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the British were defeated in the French and Indian war, they were left in debt. The British said the colonists weren't allowed to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. They closed these lands to the colonists, even though the colonists were closer to the land then they were.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A tax was placed on sugar, wine, ect. This act was put into place, so the British could raise money to have more security in the colonies. They wanted to be able to watch the colonies more carefully. They also thought this act would make it harder for the colonies to trade with other countries.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The stamp act required any type of paper to be taxed when you purchased it. This tax was a direct tax, which meant it came out of your pocket and went straight to the government.This tax was put into place to get more money for the British soldiers.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    People that lived in the colonies were requried to provide a place to sleep, clothes, and food for British soldiers whenever they needed it. You were required to provide these things to a soldier that was stationed in your colony at the time.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act said the British could make the colonists do whatever they wanted. This Act gave Great Britian permission to pass and enforce any laws they wanted on the colonies. The Declaratory Act was put into place when the Stamp Act was repealed.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    This act put taxed on imported goods. Some examples of goods are glass, lead, and paint. So the colonists now had to pay more for these items then they had been previously paying. They didn't like how the British kept raising the prices of everything, so they boycotted imported goods from the British.
  • Boston Massarce

    Boston Massarce
    British soldiers came to the colonists and were invading their land. The colonists didn't like the fact that they were on their land, so they called them names and threw things at them. One of the British soldiers fired and others fired along with him. This left five colonists dead.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were five different acts put in place to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The four main acts were the Boston Port Bill, The Administration of Justice Act, Masachusetts Government Act, and The Quebec Act. Everything going on in the colonies was pretty much directly under British rule when these acts were established.
  • Lexington and Concord

    700 British soldiers came to the colonies to destroy all of the colonists weapons. The colonists knew the British were coming, so they marched and met them. Someone took the first shot, it could have been the British and it could have been someone from the colonies, but this first shot marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Patrick Henry's Speech

    Patrick Henry's Speech
    Henry's speech "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" is a great trigger to the American Revolution. He made it clear that he would fight for his freedom and he would take death over not being free. This speech made even more colonists ready to fight for their freedom.