Causes of The American Revolution

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  • Signing of the Treaty of Paris

    Signing of the Treaty of Paris
    This ended the Seven Years War/ The French and Indian War. The British gained control over the area west of the thirteen colonies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This forbade all settlement past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains. This the British colonies, and the American Indians
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    also known as the American Revenue Act 1764 or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on 5 April 1764. This is when British legislation aimed at ending the smuggling trade in sugar
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Every document, newspaper, magazine in the colonies had to have a stamp or British seal on it. This stamp proves that the colonists have payed the tax for the items they bought. This caused the colonist to be upset and mad because they now had to pay taxes on things that they never had to before.
  • Virginia Resolves

    Virginia Resolves
    Virginia Resolves were a serious of resolutions passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses in response to the Stamp Act of 1765.
  • Townshend Acts 1767

    Townshend Acts 1767
    Series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767.
  • British Troops Arrived 1768

    British Troops Arrived 1768
    People in Boston, Massachusetts opposed the Townshend Acts and as a result Great Britain dispatched troops to Boston. The British Troops arrival made the colonists resent them even more. This event pushed the colonists to be more against the British and its rule
  • Boston Massacre 1770

    Boston Massacre 1770
    Was a confrontation which led to soldiers shot and killed many people by a mob in Boston.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was a British law that was meant to boost the profits of the British East India Company. The colonists were not allowed to buy tea from any of the other tea companies, and were now being taxed on this tea.
  • Boston Tea Party 1773

    Boston Tea Party 1773
    Boston Tea Party was a protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston. Caused by Tea Act.
  • Intolerable Acts 1774

    Intolerable Acts 1774
    were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • The First Continental Congress Convenes 1774

    The First Continental Congress Convenes 1774
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that became the United States.
  • Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death speech

    Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death speech
    He spoke in Virginia a convention. He wanted to convince the delegates to break away from Britain.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington was the start of the Revolutionary War, and the battle is most known for the famous "shot heard round the world". The Revolutionary War was fought between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies.
  • Battle of Montreal 1775

    Battle of Montreal 1775
    Continental Army Brigadier General Richard Montgomery takes Montreal, Canada, without opposition. Montgomery's victory owed its success in part to Ethan Allen's disorganized defeat at the hand of British General and Canadian Royal Governor Guy Carleton at Montreal on September 24, 1775.