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Early British Acts

  • French and Indian war starts

    French and Indian war starts
    This was a war between British and French, that the British won and gave them all of the french territory.
    The purpose was to get more land to help the economy.
    The colonists were actually happy, beacuse if they won they would have more land to settle on.
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    Road To Revolution and The events before

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    French And Indian War

  • French and indian war ends

    French and indian war ends
    Gave land from French to British.
    To get more land and help the economy.
    The colonist were happy to get more land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Gave all French territory to British east of Mississippi river.
    British got all land east of Mississippi river.
    Colonists were happy to have more land to settle on.
  • Proclomation of 1763

    Proclomation of 1763
    The purpose was to forbide colonization west of the Appalachin Mountains.
    It was hard for them to gain all that land but not be able to use it, but it made them look more powerful.
    The colonists were angered that they could not colonize the land.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The purpose was to put tax on sgar to help get out of financial distress from the war.
    To get money to help pay for expences from the war.
    This made the colonists very angry because the tax was made higher and they didn't like that.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    Taxed all legal documents, and all stamps in the new colonies.
    The purpose was to get money to help gain money after the French and Indian war.
    The colonists were angry that they taxed stamps because they might have to send a letter back home, so they organized a boycott.
  • Writs of assistance

    Writs of assistance
    Gave officers the right to inspect ships, but the bad thing was no one was watching them so they could steal.
    It helped the british so people in the new colonies would not get free recources.
    This didn't make the colonist mad at all, but it sure did bug the merchants because people could go on their ship and make them late or something else.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend act put taxes on random houshold item.
    Like all the other acts the Townshend act was to help finacial issuses after the war.
    The Townshend act made the colonist so angry they boycotted.
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    The Quartering act wasn't like most it did not make you pay txes, but made you house British soldiers.
    So they didn't have to come back to Great Britian and could stay in the colonies in case there was an attack.
    This caused the colonists to get more angry and riot even more.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This was when a group of British soldiers killed a lot of colonists that were rioting.
    The soldiers had no reason to kill the colonist, but the colonists had a reason to riot because of the txes and acts.
    This sparked a big rebelion and caused even more riot s it had a big factor on making the revonolutionary war happen.
  • Tea act/Boston tea party.

    Tea act/Boston tea party.
    • When a lot of British soldiers killed a lot of people that were rioting.
    • There wasn’t really a reason for the soldiers but the colonists were rioting because of the acts.
    The colonists were even more mad and created more riots.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The intolerable acts by King Geogre said that no town was to have town meetings. The purpose of this was to stop riots and other ungrateful acts. This didn't work like it was suposed to it just made more riots.
  • 1st Contenintal Congress

    1st Contenintal Congress
    The first continental congress met to discuss, what they would do about all the acts. They decided to make an army if needed.Then George Washington was put in charge of the army. This helped start the revolution.
  • Battles of lexington and concord

    Battles of lexington and concord
    Battle of lexington had "the shot heard around the world" it is one of the most famous battles because it started the revolution. No one knows who exactly fired that shot, but they do know it was a patriot.
    Concord was the second battle happening right after lexington, but the patriots still lost like the at lexington.
  • 2nd Contenintal Congress

    2nd Contenintal Congress
    Made a plan that said while colonies prepare for war, the congress would prepare for reconciliation. The congress made a petition in hope that it would intervene in a parliment.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Bunker hill was a tough loss for the patriots. It was sort of expected, because they were low on supplies. The men were even told to not shoot until you could see the whites of their eyes.
  • Give Me Liberty speech

    Give Me Liberty speech
    The give me liberty speech helped
  • Ft.Ticonderoga

    After the continental armycaptured Qubec, the British wanted it back. The British chased them out of Qubec and back to Ft.Ticonderoga.
  • Common sense published

    Common sense published
    Common sense helped make the colonists want freedom more. It encouraged them to fight for there freedom from Britain. Common sense was written by thomas paine, who was a good writer. He was a very persausive person and had a big part in the revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Declared independence from Great Britain. It also gave rights to the citizens of America. This declaration sets up our government and how it works today, therefore it is very important.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    George Washington lead his troops to New York to take on William Howe's army. The British would end up keeping New York though.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The battle of Trenton was a big battle in the war. The patriots would end up fighting the hessians. This was a big win for the patriots and gave them a lot of hope.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle of saratoga was a big part of the war. It was a big win and encouraged the French and Spain to help the patriots. This helped the patriots a lot
  • Winter Valley Forge

    Winter Valley Forge
    Valley forge was hard on the patriots because It killed a lot of the soldiers. George Washington survived the harsh cold winter and all the dieseases.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other. This was the end of the war and made our country what it is today.