Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The war ended with Britian in a lot of debt and demanding money out of the colonists through taxes.
  • Taxation Without Representation

    Taxation Without Representation
    This was when the british taxed colonists to pay for the French and Indian war. This started right after the Frech and Indian war ended.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    As the population in the colonies began to increase, people began to spread out westward. The British government feared that this encroachment into Indian territory would result in warfare. Thus, they passed the Proclamation of 1763 which forbid settlement west of the Appalachian. The colonists were angered at Britain for limiting their space.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Raised revenue because it increased duties on sugar imported from the West Indies.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This was a tax created to make money for the French and Indian war by putting tax on things like playing cards, newspapers, and marrige licences.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The britis forced colonists to let british soldiers live with them and feed them if necessary.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    This was when colonist were taunting soldiers and drew a crowd of taunters and they threw snowballs which made the soldiers shoot.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The British East India Company was failing, so they were given a monopolyto trade tea in America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The event where colonists dressed as Indians dumped tea overboard in the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Acts passed in response to the Boston Tea Party that restricted and limited the colonists in many ways, like outlawing town meetings an closing the Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Twelve of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia becasue of the Intolerable Acts. A result was the calling for a boycott of British goods.
  • Second Continential Congress

    Second Continential Congress
    The colonies met again, still hoping that their grievances would be met by King George III. George Washington was then named head of the Continential Army.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    This was a major victory for the colonists, ending with George III proclaiming them in rebellion.