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Colonies Rebel

  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    These acts required that only English ships be used for trade within the British empire.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Declared that no colonial settlement could be established west of the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act imposed a tax on all sugar imported into the American colonies. Tax revenues used to aid British troops and pay for war costs.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Placed the first direct tax on the colonies. Required the use of tax stamps on all legal documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards amd certain business agreements.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    Delegates from 9 of the 13 colonies met in New York and prepared a declaration of rights and grievances against the new Bitish actions. British parliament repealed the Stamp Act. This marks the first time that the majority of the colonies joined together to oppose a British Law.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists protested the taxes on glass, paint, lead, etc. by boycotting. They reached a protesting high when they dressed as Indians and dumped almost 350 chests of British tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    This closed the harbor and placed the government of Boston under direct British control.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    All the colonies, except Georgia, sent delegates that ment at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia. They decided that the colonies should send a petition to King George III. They agreed to keep boycotting British goods and that each colony is to start an army.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    These were the sites of the first battles of the Revolutionary War when Red Coats and Minutemen fought: "Shot heard around the world"
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Delegates of 12 colonies gathered in Pennsylvania and assumed the powers of a central government. They established an army and appointed George Washington as the commander in chief.
  • Resolution of Independence

    Resolution of Independence
    Richard Henry suggusted the Resolution and it was adopted on July 2nd of that year. First necessary step to establish the legitimacy of a new nation.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document was adopted. This overwrote the Resolution of Independence, by making many changes to it.