Events Leading to the Revolutionary War

  • Navigation Acts

    Series of laws restricting the use of foreign ships for trade
  • Treaty of Paris

    Ended the French and Indian war
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act is passed to raise money from the colonies for Britain
  • Stamp Act

    Taxed newspapers, licenses, colonial paper production; Violated rights of colonists.
  • Townshend Act

    Placed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper, tea; Colonists boycotted British goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Fight between patriots and a squad of british soldiers.
  • Tea Act

    Allowed the British East India company to sell tea directly to the colonists.
  • Boston Tea Party

    British tea becomes cheaper than colonial tea, so colonists protested by dumping tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Boston Harbor is closed; British troops are quartered.