Washington crossing the delaware by emanuel leutze mma nyc 1851

Events Leading to American Revolution

  • French & Indian War (begin)

    French & Indian War (begin)
  • French & Indian war End

    French & Indian war End
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The British made settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains illegal.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The British taxed goods such as sugar and imported goods from the west Indies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British made a tax on stamps, documents, and newspapers to make money from the french and Indian War. This tax was cruel because the colonist's money was getting taken from them so they did not have as much money to suport their familes
  • Quatering Act

    Quatering Act
    People living in the colonies were made, by Britain, the house and feed British soldiers if needed. This was a cruel punishment to the colonists
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Red Coats and the colonists fought in Boston.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists dressed as Native Americans dumped tea from three ships into the Boston Harbor.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Acts passed placing restrictions on the colonists.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, boycott of goods from Britain
  • "Common Sense" Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" Thomas Paine
    This challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence