British Taxation events timeline.(By Khalid Nagi, Juhyeon Paik, Brian Slutzky))

Timeline created by Alan(Juhyeon) Paik
In History
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The first attempt to finance the defence of the colonies by the British Government. In order to deter smuggling and to encourage the production of British rum, taxes on molasses were dropped; a levy was placed on foreign Madeira wine and colonial exports of iron, lumber and other goods had to pass first through Britain and British customs.
  • Organized Colonial Protest

    Organized Colonial Protest
    American colonists responded to Parliament's acts with organized protest. Throughout the colonies, a network of secret organizations known as the Sons of Liberty was created, aimed at intimidating the stamp agents who collected Parliament's taxes.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Seeking to defray some of the costs of garrisoning the colonies, Parliament required all legal documents, newspapers and pamphlets required to use watermarked, or 'stamped' paper on which a levy was placed.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Colonial assemblies required to pay for supplies to British garrisons. The New York assembly argued that it could not be forced to comply.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament finalises the repeal of the Stamp Act, but declares that it has the right to tax colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Angered by the presence of troops and Britain's colonial policy, a crowd began harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house; a soldier was knocked down by a snowball and discharged his musket, sparking a volley into the crowd which kills five civilians.
  • Boston Tea party

    Boston Tea party
    Angered by the Tea Acts, American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians dump £9,000 of East India Company tea into the Boston harbour.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Four measures which stripped Massachusetts of self-government and judicial independence following the Boston Tea Party. The colonies responded with a general boycott of British goods.
  • Battles of Long Island and White Plains

    Battles of Long Island and White Plains
    British forces occupy New York after American defeats.
  • Battles of Lexington and concord

    Battles of Lexington and concord
    First engagements of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen, who had been warned of the attack by Paul Revere.