American Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was fought between the British and France. It was the beginning of the American Revolution. It began in the Ohio River and was the rise of a 21-year-old lieutenant named George Washington. The war left the British in debt, leading to bigger problems with the colonist.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a British-produced boundary marked in the Appalachian Mountains. This increased tensions because the colonists felt the Proclamation was a plot to keep them under the strict control of England and that the British only wanted them east of the mountains so they could keep an eye on them.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    British legislation tried ending the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses in 1764 where they taxed sugar, this angered the colonist because they felt that they shouldn’t have to pay these taxes, they protested that the taxes violated their rights as British citizens.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    An act that the Parliament passed in 1765 where they taxed all legal documents, encouraged a revolutionary movement against the king.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Boston Massacre was a confrontation where British soldiers shot and killed colonists when they started harassing British soldiers. The Boston Massacre helped spark the colonists' desire for American independence.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    An act that the British government passed in 1773 where they taxed tea and could only buy from British East India company which angered the colonist, leading to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party (TURNING POINT)

    Boston Tea Party (TURNING POINT)
    The Boston Tea party was a protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts. The colonists were angry because of "taxation without representation" they then dumped 342 chests of tea. This was a major the first defiance act that led to the American Revolution.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Coercive Acts of 1774, known as the Intolerable Acts in the American colonies. Where a set of laws to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The colonists felt it was a violation of their rights.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles to start the American Revolution. The famous 'shot heard 'round the world' marked the start of the American War of Independence (1775-83).
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The olive branch petition was a final attempt to avoid war between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies in America. King George III rejected the petition because it was an illegal document created by an illegal congress. Then declare the colonies in rebellion.