British Taxation TImeline

Timeline created by aidan.heaney2
In History
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    "The Currency Act is one of many several Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain that regulated paper money issued by the colonies of British America. The Acts sought to protect British merchants and creditors from being paid in depreciated colonial currency."
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    "A law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the colonial market."
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    "The Quartering Act of 1765 required the colonies to house British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies."
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    "An act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the Crown."
  • Townshend Act Cut Back

    Townshend Act Cut Back
    "The Townshend Acts were a series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767. They placed new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists including the following: New taxes on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea."
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    "The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry."
  • Boston Tea Act

    Boston Tea Act
    "A raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor (December 16, 1773) in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea and against the monopoly granted the East India Company."
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    "The British government granted the company a monopoly on the importation and sale of tea in the colonies."
  • New England Restraining Act

    New England Restraining Act
    "The New England Restraining Act was passed by Parliament in order to punish the colonies for their boycott of British goods. The law prohibited the New England colonies from trading with any other country except Great Britain or the British West Indies."
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    "The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle."