Map of colonial north america 1763

Chapter 4: The Road to Revolution

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    Road to Revolution

  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
  • Period of Benign Neglect

    Period of Benign Neglect
    a) after Glorious Revolution, weakened monarch; - Robert Walpole - lax restrictions = stimulate commerce
    b) Parliament dependent on English merchants - lax in imperial organization; lack of colonial office - officials accepted bribes to waive restrictions
    c) 1750s - American colonies gained more sovereignity
    1763 - England in debt due to war; interference with colonies
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    a) 1754-1763; French & Indian allies (Iroquois Confederacy) vs British
    b) dominance in world trade; tensions due to land expansion; conflict over Ohio R. valley; ascension of opposed rulers; Iroquois give trading concessions to British - military action from French; Fort Necessity; start of 7 Years War in Europe
    c) English imposed dominance on colonists = conflict; English commercial dominance
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    a) acccession of Geroge III, 1763
    b) French ceded vast amount of land (West Indian islands, Indian colonies, Canada, etc...)
    c) expanded English territorial claims; French lost title to mainland N. America; increased British debt/ British resent towards Americans; colonists = England have no right to interfere; natives lost land and influence
  • Paxton Boys & their Rebellion

    Paxton Boys & their Rebellion
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
  • Prime Minister: George Grenville

    Prime Minister: George Grenville
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    a) 1765, tax on all printed documents in colonies (newspapers, almanacs, etc...)
    b) Patrick Henry - taxed only with representation = Virgina Resolves
    - Stamp Act Congress (1765), petition King & parliament
    - Sons of Liberty (Samuel Adams), terrorized stamp agents - riots in Boston = ceased stamp sales
    c) repealed due to economic pressure from boycotted goods, 1766; Declatory Act - Parliament power over colonies in all cases
  • Mutiny or Quartering Act

    Mutiny or Quartering Act
  • Townshend Duties

    Townshend Duties
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
  • Philosophy of Revolt

    Philosophy of Revolt
  • Regulator Movement Revolts

    Regulator Movement Revolts
  • Samuel Adams & Creation of C&C

    Samuel Adams & Creation of C&C
  • Tea Act; Boston Tea Party

    Tea Act; Boston Tea Party
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
  • Lexington

    Lexington
  • Concord

    Concord