Coming of the Revolution

By Mekirah
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    A royal decree that prohibited North American colonists from establishing or maintaining settlements west of an imaginary line running down the chest of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation acknowledged that Indians owned lands on which they were then residing and white settlers in the area were to be removed.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Placed a tax of three cents on sugar that was bought by the American colonists. Britain collected a great amount money.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Grenville government that built up British troop strength in colonial North America at the end of the French and Indian war to protect the colonies against threats posed by remaining Frenchmen and Indians
  • Virginia Resolves - Patrick Henry

    Virginia Resolves - Patrick Henry
    In response to the Stamp Act, Patrick Henry persuaded the Virginia House of Burgesses to adopt several strongly worded resolutions that denied Parliament's right to tax the colonies. These resolutions were known as the Virginia Resolves, and persuaded many other colonial legislatures to adopt similar positions.
  • The Sons (Daughters) of Liberty

    The Sons (Daughters) of Liberty
    The Sons of Liberty were the successors of the Loyal Nine as the leaders of the opposition to the Stamp Act. They brought a new level of sophistication to the mass demonstrations, prohibiting their followers to carry weapons and using strict discipline and military formations to direct the protestors
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    In response to the Stamp Act, and representing a new level of pan-colonial political organization. Representatives of nine colonial assemblies met in New York City at the Stamp Act Congress. The colonies agreed widely on the principles that Parliament could not tax anyone outside of Great Britain, and could not deny anyone a fair trial, both of which had been done in the American colonies.
  • Repeal of Stamp Act

    Repeal of Stamp Act
    Parliament agreed to repel the Stamp Act on the condition that the colonists had to agree to the Declaratory Act being passed, gave Parliament full power and authority to make and pass laws
  • Declaratory Acts

    Declaratory Acts
    A measure issued by British Parliament asserting its authority to make laws binding the colonists "in all cases whatsoever" which included the right to tax.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Required the use of stamped paper for legal documents, diplomas, almanacs, newspapers, and playing cards.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    A series of measures introduced into English Parliament. Raised revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges. Imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea imported into the colonies. Many Americans viewed these acts as an abuse of power, resulting in the passage of agreements to limit imports from Britain.
  • Boycotts

    The Continental Congress delegates decided that until the Coercive Acts were repealed, a stronger system of nonimportation agreements, including a new boycott of all Britigh goods, should be organized and administered throughout the colonies. Patriotic colonists argued that the purchase of any British-produced goods—especially those goods made from American raw materials—only perpetuated the servile relationship the colonies had to London under the system of mercantilism.
  • Lord North

    Lord North
    He was admired for his deep loud voice and his quick wit in negotiation and debate. He was the strongest in dealing with financial and economic matters. He was the person to help Britain recover after the French and Indian War. He is remembered as the minister who lost America.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    A British officer tried to get rid of a crowd and was hit with rocks and dared to shoot by the crowd. After being knocked to the ground, one soldier finally did shoot, and others followed. Five people were killed, including Attucks, who is often considered the first casualty of the Revolutionary War.
  • Colonial Resistance 1763-1770

    Colonial Resistance 1763-1770
    The British government accumulated a massive debt fighting the French and Indian War. They looked to the American Colonies to help pay it. King George III and prime minister, George Greenville, noted that the colonists had benefited most from the expensive war and yet had paid very little in comparison to citizens living in England, leading Parliament to pass a series of acts to secure revenue from the colonies.
  • Committees of Correspondence

    Committees of Correspondence
    This was organized by New England patriot leader Samuel Adams and made up a system of communication between patriot leaders in the towns of New England and eventually throughout the colonies. Committees of Correspondence provided the political organization necessary to unite the colonies in opposition to Parliament.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Reduced tax on imported British tea. This gave British merchants an unfair advantage of selling tea in America. Colonists condemned the Tea Act and planned to boycott
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    American colonists raided three ships in Boston Harbor, and destroyed their cargo do tea to protest on tax imposed by the British Parliament. Tension between Britain and the colonies escalated after this incident.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    In retaliation to the Boston Tea Party, King George III passed the Intolerable Acts. These acts were to punish the colonists
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    Punished the inhabitants of Boston Massachusetts because of the Boston Tea Party. The port was closed until the payments were made for the lost tea
  • Massachusetts Government Act

    Massachusetts Government Act
    An act of better regulating the government of the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    Provided that British officials accused of capital crimes in the execution their duties in suppressing riots or collecting lawful taxes in Massachusetts could avoid hostile local injuries.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental  Congress
    Meeting of delegates from tweleve colonies, since Georgia was not present, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. This meeting was to petition the British government for a redress of grievances.
  • 1775 Lexington and Concord

    1775 Lexington and Concord
    A British commander dispatched troops to seize an arsenal of colonial militia weapons stored in Concord, Massachusetts. Militiamen from nearby Lexington intercepted them and opened fire. Eight Americans died as the British moved on to Concord. British arrived in Concord only to be ambushed by their militia. The British began retreating to Boston after over 270 people in their unit was killed.
  • Ticonderoga

    Captured by Burgyone
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war was fought between England and France. (1754-1763) Both sides were supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as Native American allies. The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War.
  • Admirality Court Act

    Admirality Court Act
    Extended the jurisdiction and improve the practice of the High Court of Admiralty of England