Revolutionary war

Events Leading Up to the Revolutionary War

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    Events Leading Up to the Revoluationary War

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a battle over North America. During the war American colonists asked for permission to from there own army, but the were denied. All the natural resources were also giving to Britian. The war left Great Britian in high debt, which lead to high taxes in the colonies.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the French and Indian War the Americas received a lot of western land, this along with winnning the was a cause for celebration. However, the Proclamation of 1763 forbid the colonies to expand western into the newly recieved land.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This act caused strict enforcement on trade and imports because the taxes were so high smuggling was common. Although it lowered taxes it created more taxes on items not previously taxes. This reduced the markets able to buy and sell goods, making currency and manufactured goods scarce.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act said that all officall documents and papers must have a stamp of some kind to be considered offical. This act directly affected the colonist and was a huge burden.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    When patriots were harrasing British troops and it escalated to fighting and eventualy shooting. Then the British troops shot into the crowd and killed five citizens.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act didn't actually put a no tax on the colonies, but on the trading companies because they weren't selling enough tea and this allowed for a bargain price. However, colonist leader thought it was a tax that enforced other taxs and won't pay the discounted tea from Britian. This eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    When a group of patroits dumped a bunch of British tea into a Boston habor. This lead to the Intolerable Acts.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were the punishment put on the colonies as a result of the Boston Tea Party. This was really the last push until the colonist decided that something needed to be done.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act said that British soliders were allowed to occupy colonist homes without consent and in peace time. The colonist were forced to feed, clothe, and shelter them.
  • The First Continenal Congress

    The First Continenal Congress
    During this meeting there was little talk of seperartion. The idea was to resolve the conflicts with Britian. The only progress of seperation was a union between the colonies.