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Beecher's Road to the Revolution Project

  • The French & Indian War

    The French & Indian War
    The French & Indian War started in 1754 and lasted to 1763. They fought for colonial domination in North America. Also, France repeatedly expanded in the Ohio River Valley bringing in conflict with the claims of the British colonies. The French appeared to be winning the war in the beginning but in no time the British had defeated the French.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France. France gave up all of its territories in North America, ending any forgein military threat to the British colonies.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pantiac's war was an alliance to drive the British from the Great Lakes, getting its name by the Ottawa chief, Pontiac. They formed new ties with the British almost the same to those they enjoyed with the French. British strongly tried to keep all colonial settlers out of the Native American territories.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 granted the British a wonderful deal of valuable North American land. The purpose of it all was to establish governments for new territories earned after the war, force peace between all colonists and remaining Indian tribes, also to keep colonists to the coasts for easier taxation and trade with the mother country. This infuriated colonists.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act consisted on a three cents tax on all molasses and on sugar, wine and other important goods. Passing this law helped provide money for more security. Colonists resulted in boycotts and they just simply quite buying the goods.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was imposed on all American colonists making them pay a tax on all printed paper they used. They passed the law because they wanted to get out of debt and they used the North American colonies as a source to help them out of it. The colonist demanded that the act was unauthorized and they resorted to mob violence to frighten stamp collectors into resigning. In the Sugar Act, they boycotted and quite buying the goods. Mob violence was their answer.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act says that Great Britain would provide places for their soldiers to stay, for example American barracks and public houses. If soldiers outnumbered colonial houses, they would stay in inns, alehouses, barns and/or other buildings. Colonists had to try and make room in their homes but most refused to do so.
  • The Stamp Act Congress

    The Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was held to protest against new British taxation. William Ruggles was at this meeting. Nine colonies were represented. The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was a document thatdeclared that taxes imposed on British colonists without formal consent were illegal or unconstitutional.
  • The Townsend Acts

    The Townsend Acts
    The Townshend Acts was named after Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend.This put taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies. Colonists still didn't want to pay taxes on these goods either. After this law was repealed, the tax on tea still remained,
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A mob of American colonists gather at the Customs House in Boston and start taunting the British soldiers gaurding the building. More men were ordered to go help gaurd outside the building. Colonist started throwing snow balls and other onject at the soldiers. Hugh Montgomery was the first to fire directly after being hit. The other soldiers started firing too and when the smoke cleared up, five colonists were dead or dying and three others injured.
  • The Boston Massacre 2

    The Boston Massacre 2
    This event in the Revolutionary War should not be named the "Boston Massacre." A massacre is killing of a large number for revenge. This was not for revenge, it was for self defense in my opinion. John Adams defended the British soliders. Paul Revere made the famous picture of the Boston Massacre that he put in the newspapers when this happened.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The purpose of the Tea Act was to save the East India Company from bankruptcy by lowering the tax on tea they paid to the British government. This was meant to help the East India Company.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    A group called the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Indians, threw 342 chests of tea into the Harbor as a protest or boycott of tea carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized. They were furious because they had to pay taxes to help pay for war and pay for future costs of stationing at forts.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts were passed because
    the five acts involved stripped Massachusetts of government and historical rights.This caused outrage and resistance in the thirteen colonies.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held because the Intolerable Acts punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party. Twelve colonies were represented with fifty-six total people there. King George the third was there also.
  • Lexington and Concord 2

    Lexington and Concord 2
    Minutemen are selected men from American colonial partisan militia that respond rapidly to war threats.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The British military was headed to Concord because they were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were repoertedly stored. In Lexington, the militia were outnumbered and fell back. The regular soldiers kept on to Concord, where they searched for the military supplies. Also in Concord, about five hundred militiamen fought and defeated three companies of the King’s troops.The outnumbered soliders fell back from the minutemen after a battle in open territory.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    On June 14, 1775, congress voted to create the Continental Army out of the militia units around the Boston area. The Olive Branch Petition is a fortified attempt to avoid a full out war between the thirteen colonies and the Great Britain. The Declaration of Causes is a document explaining why the thirteen colonies had taken apart of what had became the American Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British won the battle but very costly. About eight hundred soliders were wounded and two hundred twenty-six were killed.