Events that led up to the Revolutionary War

  • Treaty Of Paris

    Treaty Of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris occured after the fall of Quebec. The Treaty of Paris ended the French reign in North America. Spain gained French land west of the Mississippi River. Britain gained Florida from Spain, but Spain got to keep it's empire in Central and South America. Along with Florida, Britain gained Canada and all French land east of the Mississippi River. I don't believe the Treaty of Paris affected the rebellion. Spain gained more land which made the Spanish happy.
  • Treaty of Paris (continued)

    Treaty of Paris (continued)
    The French agreed to giving away their land, so they didn't fight for their land. Britain and the colonies were at peace for a short while.
  • Proclamtion of 1763

    Proclamtion of 1763
    Britain drew an imaginary line and told the Colonists that they couldn't pass the line. It also said that every Colonist that was already West of the line must return. To enforce the proclamation Britain sent 10,000 troops to the colonies. Now the Colonists had to pay more taxes towards the troops. The Proclamation of 1763 lead the colonists to be angered about being taxed more for the troops and they also weren't able to get the new land they wanted.
  • Proclamation of 1763 (continued)

    Proclamation of 1763 (continued)
    This also forced the colonists to stay together and when the time came to form a rebellion all the colonists were already together.
  • Sons and Daughters of Liberty

    Sons and Daughters of Liberty
    The Sons and Daughters of Liberty were a group created to protest British policies. They got others to join and support them.Their actions didn't affect the rebellion much. The Sons and Daughters of Liberty would feather tax collectors. The protests the Sons and Daughters of Liberty were in the moments of every act Britain passed.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight. A "patriot" mob threw sticks, rocks and stones at British soldiers. In return the soldiers shot at the colonists killing a few of the colonists. This angered most of the colonists all over the Colonies. The fact that colonists were killed angered many colonists. The Colonies were upset that some of their citizens were actually murdered. The death of colonists gave the colonies a awakening about the thought of a rebellion.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Samuel Adams, a member of the Sons of Liberty, and the Sons of Liberty boarded a British ship and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor. The intention of the Sons of Liberty was to rebel against the Tea tax. This is bringing the colonists closer to a rebellion. The colonists finally made an uproar about the high tea tax. The colonists seem to be at their breaking point.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Colonial leaders met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the First Continental Congress. Delegates from 12 colonies gathered for the First Continental Congress. Georgia was the only one who didn't send a delegate. The delegates planned to meet again in May 1775. The Colonists are officially meeting to fight against Britain. They even had a date set for the next meeting. The colonists were ready for the rebellion.