American Revolution turning points

  • French & Indian War

    French & Indian War
    The French and Indian War was caused by disputed land, particularly the Ohio River Valley that was rich in resources.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    British government restricts the American colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains in an attempt to ease tensions between the colonists and the Native Americans.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    British to control economic activity in the American colonies by limiting what sugar products could buy and sell.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    required colonists to purchase stamps for all official paper publications, including letters, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Boston Massacre (Turning point)

    Boston Massacre (Turning point)
    it began as a street brawl between American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated to a chaotic, bloody slaughter
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    colonists were only allowed to purchase tea from the British-owned East India Trading Company which directly impacted the colonial merchants.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston, Massachusetts. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    The British government was in direct response to the Boston Tea Party. The purpose was to punish the colonist. The acts closed the Boston Harbor and limited colonial town meetings.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    the Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition, written by John Dickinson, which appeals directly to King George III
  • Why Boston Massacre is the Turning Point

    American Colonists and the British Soldier, Americans were protesting cause the British were taxing Americans for no reason until one British Soldier hit one of the Americans.