Colonies Rebel

  • Navigation Acts

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

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

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

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

    Stamp Act Congress
    This action marked the first time that a majority of the colonies joined together to oppose a British law.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colinists dressed as mohawk indians and dumped almost 350 chests of British tea into Boston harbor as a protest of taxes.
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    The acts closed the harbor and placed the goverment of Boston under direct British control.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Was held in Philadelphia were delegates form all colonies came.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first time that the British soldiers fought with colonists.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The congress immediatle assumed the powers of a central goverment the main actions were to create an army.
  • Resolution of Independence

    Resolution of Independence
    This was not legally binding and was the first step in making the goverment legal. Richard Henry Lee introduced it.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Introduced by Thomas Jefferson. It was legally binding and there was no condemation of slavery, states all agreed to it.