Causes of the American Revolution Timeline

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  • End of the French and Indian War

    End of the French and Indian War
    The war lasted from 1754 to 1763. Ended with Great Britain, France and Spain, along with Portugal, signed Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the war's expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American Revolution.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    British legislation aimed at ending the smuggling trade in sugar and molasses from the French and Dutch West Indies and at providing increased revenues to fund enlarged British Empire responsibilities following the French and Indian
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    Passed by Parliament; required the colonies to provide housing and supplies for the British troops stationed there after the French and Indian War
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    Parliament passed the Stamp act with the intention of raising more money. What the stamp act did was that it required colonists to pay a tax on all printed materials for example newspapers, books, and land deeds. Results in the formation of the Sons of Liberty.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    Passed by Parliament; levied new import duties on everyday items such as glass, tea, lead, paint, and paper.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A group of colonists British soldiers that were guarding the Customs House. The soldiers then fired into the crowd, killing five colonists.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In response to the Tea act, Boston Patriots dressed up as Indians and boarded three British ships laden with tea and dumped it into the harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Passed by Parliament; 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.
  • Coercive Act

    Coercive Act
    Parliament closed the Boston port to trade until the inhabitants paid for the destroyed tea, including the tax.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    Delegates from every colony except Georgia met in Philadelphia for the first continental congress.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    War erupted at Lexington and Concord- two
    country towns west of Boston. General Thomas Gage ordered troops to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams in Lexington, but the troops were met with the militia, the Patriot fighters. The Patriots had killed or wounded more than 200 British soldiers.