Tax on all paper products/Official stamp/seal on all paper items. Purchased only with silver coins, if not you are fined or jailed.
Parliament could make laws binding the colonies "in all cases whatsoever."
Taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. Searched for smuggled goods.
The Boston Massecre
The red coats fired on a violent protesting crowd who had insulted them and hit them with clubs,
Allowed the British East India Company to sell tea directly to colonists. Colonists feared they would be put out of business.
Boston Tea Party
Members of Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor which caused problems for loyalists.
Passed to punish Boston for Tea Party, Boston Harbor closed until tea paid for and Massachusetts charter canceled.
The colonists where obligated to house the british red coats.
First Continetal Congress
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British Colonies, that met to deal with the Intolerable Acts. Georgia was the only colony that did not send a representative to the Congress. They agreed to boycott British goods at first, if Parliment would not repeal the Intolerable Acts.
1,000's of Redcoats in Boston
General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
Midnight ride of Paul Revere
Paul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Ledington and Concord that the Britisg were coming.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Battle of Lexington was the 1st battle of American Revolutionary War. The British won the battle. Battle of Concord was an attack against the British in which the Americans won by forcing them to retreat back to Boston.
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort and gain all the supplies in the fort therefor ending in another American victory.
Second Continental Congress meet
They printed money and set up a post office. Created the Continental Army led by George Washington and sent the Olive Branch to the King.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Fought on Breed's Hill that ended in British victory even though they still suffered losses. The British learned that defeating the Americans would not be easy.
Washinton arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
Needed weapons and realized his men where disorganized and needed disipline
Common Sense published by Thomas Paine
Pamphlet that inspired more colonists to become patriots. Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, tis time to part-Thomas Paine, Common Sense
British Surrender Boston
Washington believes his army is ready and puts cannons on Dorchester Heights. The Britsh retreat.
Second Continental Congress meet again
Debate on declaring independense. Thomas Jefferson is the primary author
Second Continental Congress votes for independence
All 13 colonies vote Yes on declaring independence
The Declaration of Independence is signed
The representitives sign the Declaration of independence