Turning Point Timeline--American Revolution

  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    War between the French (allied with Indians) and the British (allied with colonists)
  • Proclamation of 1763

     Proclamation of 1763
    British attempted to stop colonists from moving west to the Appalachian Mountains.
  • The sugar act of 1764

    The sugar act of 1764
    British control economic activity by limiting colonists what sugar products could buy and sell.
  • The stamp act of 1765

    The stamp act of 1765
    British required colonists to purchase stamps for all official paper publications, including letters, newspapers, and magazines
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists were angry at British soldiers that Redcoats opened fire into the crowd, killing five Bostonians and wounding several others.
  • Tea act of 1773

    Tea act of 1773
    British only allowed colonists to purchase tea from the British-owned East India Trading Company.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston harbor to protest the Tea Act. Thus, the king imported the intolerable Acts on the colonists and closed Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable acts of 1774

    Intolerable acts of 1774
    The actions of the British government were a direct response to the Boston Tea Party. The purpose was to punish the colonist. The acts closed the Boston Harbor and limited colonial town meetings.
  • Battles of Lexington & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    In the first battles of the American Revolution, British troops were sent out of Boston to steal the colonists’ supplies of gunpowder and ammunition.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The American Colonists sent the Olive Branch Petition to King George III. Because the colonists wanted peace with Britain, but King rejected the petition So the king can avoid war with the colonists.