Events Leading Up To American Revolution

  • The French and Indian War

    War Between French and Indians. The British won the war and the right to keep Canada and several other places in the New World.
  • Sugar Act

    3 cent tax on sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine
  • Patrick Henry

    He was an outspoken critic of the Stamp Act and introduced seven resolutions against it to the Virginia House
  • Stamp Act

    First direct British tax on American colonists. Newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it
  • Stamp Act again

    The colonists didn't think they should have to pay for something they had been doing for free for many years, and they responded in force, with demonstrations and even with a diplomatic body called the Stamp Act Congress
  • Townshends Act

    These laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Shooting of five American colonists by British troops on March 5, 1770. One person, an African-American man named Crispus Attacks, was killed
  • Boston Tea Party

    American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three British ships and dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor
  • The Continental Congress

    Two groups of people from all over the 13 Colonies who came together to discuss liberty.
  • Paul Revere

    The Rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes