Colonies Rebel

  • Navigation Acts

    These acts required that only English ships (including ships of its colonies) be used for trade within the British empire.
  • Proclamation of 1763

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

    This act imposed a tax on all sugar impotorted into the American colonies.
  • Stamp Act

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

    The delagates prepared a declaration of rights and grievances againts Gorege III. This action marked the first time that a majority of the colonies joined together to oppose a British Law.
  • Boston Tea Party

    colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians and dumped almost 350 chests of British tea into the Boston Harbor as a gesture of tax protest.
  • Coercive Acts

  • Lexington and Concord

    British soldiers called Redcoats, fought with colonial citizen-soldiers, called minutemen
  • First Continental Congress

    was held at Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia on September 5, 1774
  • Second Continental Congress

    British reacted to the resolution passed by the First Continental Congress with even more strict and represive measures.
  • Resolution of Independence

    was not legally binding document. it was, however, one of the first necessary steps to establsuih the legitamacy.
  • Declaration of Independence