American Revolution Cause and Effect Timeline

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  • The Navigation Act Cause

    The Navigation Act Cause
    The Englsih Parliment passed a series of Navigation Acts to regualte trade with the colonie's, and increase England's profits. These acts supproted the principles of mercantilism because they require the colonists to trade with England. Colonial merchants could only trade with English ships, or there would be harsh punishments.
  • The Navigation Act Effect

    The Navigation Act Effect
    Although some colonial merchants benefitted from trade with England, the majority began to feel resentful towards the acts. The Navigation Acts planted a seed of frusteration and discontent in the minds of many peoplev in the colonies. England was overcharging the colonies, and these economic restrictions limited the freedom of colonial merchants to seek most money for their valuable goods (sugar, tobacco, lumber, etc.). In response, some merchants smuggled goods in and out of the colonies.
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    American Revolutnio Cause and Effect Timeline

  • The Proclomation of 1763 Cause

    The Proclomation of 1763 Cause
    The Proclomation of 1763 banned the settlers from living west of the Applachian Mountains. This was because the settlers and Native Americnas were killing each other. This proclomation was passed by King George III.
  • The Proclomation of 1763 Effect

    The Proclomation of 1763 Effect
    People reacted to this as an act of tyranny by King George. Farmers were complaining that they needed new land to farm in, bu the British ignored them, and installed a standing army of 7,000 men out in the frontier. As the proclomation was passed, there were people already passing out into the frontier.
  • The French and Indian War (Ends) Effect

    The French and Indian War (Ends) Effect
    The American Revolution finally begins. In 1764, the English start to tax the Americans colonists to repay their debt. The people in the thirteen colonies feel outraged about their treatment by the English King during the French and Indian War. Due to the standing army on their doorstep, many people in the colonies feel upset that the standing army is living in the colonist's houses.
  • The French and Indian War (Ends) Cause

    The French and Indian War (Ends) Cause
    The French and Indian War caused lots of tragedies. As the war drew to its end, England spent so much money on the war that they were going into debt. During the war, the English recruited American Colonists into the British army against their own will. After the war was over, two things happened. One was that the English appointed a standing army in the thirteen colonies. Two, was that King George passed the Proclomation of 1763, which controlled the colonists against their own will.
  • The Stamp Act Cause

    The Stamp Act Cause
    The Stamp Act was an act that made the colonists buy a stamp whenever the colonists bought paper, newspaper, or playing cards. This was created for the British to repay the debt they still owed from the French and Indian War.This was passed by Prime Minister George Grenville.
  • The Quartering Act Cause

    The Quartering Act Cause
    The Quartering Act was a way to manipulate the colonists to let the British standing army into their homes. The Act said that the settlers had to give the soldiers a room, candles, cooking utensils, firing, salt, vinegar, beer or wine. This act was to pay for "protection" from the standing army.
  • The Quartering Act Effect

    The Quartering Act Effect
    In New York, the colonists' tempers were rising. They started to stop funds to salt and vinegar shipments. This increased conflict because the British were not giving the colonists a representative in British Parliament.
  • The Stamp Act Effect

    The Stamp Act Effect
    "No taxation without represnetation." This chant was spread throughtout the thirteen colonies. People sensed tyranny in the king's choice of laws. This increased conflict, because the thirteen colonies were being taxed without a representative in British Parliament, and the British were still trying to repay off a debt over their heads.
  • The Townshend Acts Cause

    The Townshend Acts Cause
    As the Quatering Act was passed, two years later, a new series of acts were passed, they were known as the Townshend Acts. A man named Charlie Townshend passed the acts. What these acts did, is that they placed a tax on goods such as, glass, paint ,paper, and tea.
  • The Townshend Acts Effect

    The Townshend Acts Effect
    People in the colonies were outraged, because they were being taxed unjustly. They once again resorted to the complaint, "No taxation without representation."
  • The Boston Massacre Cause

    The Boston Massacre Cause
    There was a lone British soldier that was being harassed, and having objects thrown at him. A mob eventually formed around the soldier. Instantly, eight more soldiers were amidst the mob, and at the soldier's side. There are two versions to the story. One was that the soldiers were told to fire, while the captain waas behind his troops. The other one was that one of the soldiers was struck by a club, and he accidentally triggered his bayonet.
  • The Boston Massacre Effect

    The Boston Massacre Effect
    After the incident was over, there was a trial held. The stories from the two opposing sides were told. In the end of the trial, the British were pronounced, non-guilty. This made the colonists angry, that innocent people were shot and injured, and the British were not guilty.
  • The Tea Act Effect

    The Tea Act Effect
    As a result to the "Tea Act," people became evermore angry, that every brand but the king's tea was being taxed. So they started to say, "No taxation without representation." The colonists as well started a boycott, and a protestant group. This act also led up to the infamous "Boston Tea Party."
  • The Tea Act Cause

    The Tea Act Cause
    The British East Trading Company had over 90,000 pounds of tea in their warehouses in Britain. So a man named Lord North created something called "The Tea Act." It was a way for the British East Trading Company to sell all of their tea to the colonists of America. As the British East Trading Company was selling all of their tea, it gave them total control over the tea market. So they decided to tax all of the other teas, but the king's brand tea.
  • The Boston Tea Party Cause

    The Boston Tea Party Cause
    The tea had just arrived in Boston Harbor. The Sons of Liberty dressed themselves up as Mohawk Indians, and hopped aboard the ships and started throwing tea overboard. As the sun started to rise, the people of Boston and the British soldiers noticed what wass going on in the harbor, but all of them, even the British soldiers were idly standing by, shouting, and watching.
  • The Boston Tea Party Effect

    The Boston Tea Party Effect
    The Patriots of Boston were thrilled that this act of rebellion had been done. As a later result of this, the "Intolerable Acts" were signed. Lord North was furious when word of this reached his ears. He thought that lowering the price of the King's Tea would bring joy to the colonists. He was unjustly wong.
  • The Intolerable Acts Cause

    The Intolerable Acts Cause
    After the Boston Tea Party was staged, Parliament and King George were angry. THey passed a new series of laws. These controlled and manipulated the colonists even more. These laws banned use of Boston Harbor for a time. It also town meetings, and made the colonists house British soldiers (again). These were called The Intolerable Acts.
  • The Intolerable Acts Effect

    The Intolerable Acts Effect
    People felt angry and upset, and felt like starting a rebellion. The colonists started boycotts, and street marches. The tensions were building up between Britain and the thirteen colonies. As the lwas were put up, the colonies began to unite. The First Continental Congress was formed, as well as the first militia groups. The Continental Congress was a delegate of leaders fropm all of the colonies. Militia groups wee formed to enforce the given boycotts, and to prepare for a rebellion.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord Cause

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord Cause
    The first military engagment of the Revolutionary War was on April 19th, 1775 in the state of Massachusetts. The British General Gage secretly ordered 700 British troops to capture and destroy a supply of military weapons stored in the town of Concord , Massachusetts. At Lexington and Concord, the British troops encountered swarms of minute men, or Colonial Militiamen. As the British troops found out that they were tricked, they headed back to Boston. Along the way, British troops are dying.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord Effect

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord Effect
    After a third of the original 700 British were killed, the remaining made it to Boston. The following day, the siege of Boston began, with 15,000 minute men. On May, 1775, The Second Continental forms a new army called, "The Continental Army." This army is led by none other, than George Washington. By forming this army, this showed that the New England colonists were willing to fight for their freedom.
  • The Second Continental Congress appoints George Washington to lead the Continental Army

    The Second Continental Congress appoints George Washington to lead the Continental Army
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
  • Patriots lose the Battle for Long Island

    Patriots lose the Battle for Long Island
  • Patriot's are victorious at Battle for Saratoga, New York

    Patriot's are victorious at Battle for Saratoga, New York
  • France agrees to Support the American Patriots

    France agrees to Support the American Patriots
  • British Victories in the South

    British Victories in the South
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