American Revolution

Timeline created by dilljos
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    It was the first tax imposed by the British. It was a tax on molasses. The purpose was to have the colonists by it from the British instead of smuggling it in.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    It was the American Colonists having the British Soldiers living in their houses. And obviously the Americans didn't like that at all, I mean why would you. The British at one point was kicking them out of their houses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British taxed on all paper products. Happened when the British were in deep depth in the 7 years war. It happened to get money for the British troops. But the act was repealed.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    It started as American Colonists vs a lone British soldier. They argued and shots popped off. 5 colonists died. After that it paved the way for everything else. There was brawls in Boston every night.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The act's main purpose was to flounder the East India Company, it was a key actor in the British economy. The Brits gov. granted a monopoly on the importation and sale of tea in the colonies. So in Boston they rebelled this act led to the Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This was a political protest against the British. The american's were frustrated at the British for imposing taxation without representation. 342 chests of tea was dumped by the colonists. The event was really the first act of defiance against the British.
  • Battle Of Lexington

    Battle Of Lexington
    Before this happened tension between the Brits and the colonists was really high, especially in Massachusetts. The night before on the 18th British troops marched to Concord to seize an arms cache. (hidden place for weapons) When the battle first kicked off the British was retreating of the heavy gun fire from the colonists. In 1783 the Americans won their independence. All the acts leading up to this battle helped the Americans. Knowing they just had to keep surviving and soon they will win!!