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Greggs's Road To Revolution Project

By NGreggs
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war first started in 1754 and ended in 1763. The reason why the French and the British fought is because they both wanted to control North America lands and claim it theirs, but to do that they had to have a war. Whoever won this fight took over the land. In the beginning of the war the French were destroying the British! But there was a turn around when the British got a new leader, and when the new leader changed their plan the British came back and took over the lands.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This victory still had a negative effect on the British because it put the British in great war dept.!
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  • Treaty of Paris 1763

    Treaty of Paris 1763
    The Treaty of Paris was an official written document that declared that the war was officially over. There was a huge positive side to the win of north america because the British got all of the land and the land was a great place for trading. On the other hand the war was a huge negative point for the French because the French lost a great place for trade and the homes and land, they were forced out of their land and forced to go somewhere else.
  • Pontiac’s War

    Pontiac’s War
    The Pontiacs war was when the native americans formed alliances with the defeated French, they were very angry with the British because of the mistreatment (how the British were treating them) it gets its famous name from the native american leader. The war affected the colonies because they all had to unite or come together and work together in order to win the fight.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    It established that the British were the new owners of the Appalachians and south of Hudson Bay to the Florida’s. It also ordered the whites to withdraw. It formed Indian land titles and forbade land patents without a purchase from, agreement with, or treaty, to hold the tribe.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was the act of the British government taxing everyone in America 3 cents on coffee, sugar, indigo, and wine. Most colonists were very angry that the British government did this without permission. They didn't like that they were being controlled by the British.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was an indirect tax for colonist. Under the law they colonist had to give quarters and food and transportation to the British soldiers. The colonists were forced to accept what they were doing because they were protecting the colonist from the French. They didn’t see the French as a threat so saw no reason to pay them for protection when in their mind they didn’t need it.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first direct tax on American colonist. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a stamp, or British seal, on it. Colonists were mad because they did not believe they should be able to tax on things they got for free before. The American colonist were so mad that they protest, boycotted, wrote petitions, etc. but in order to stop the taxes the colonist and 9 colonies met up and what became known as the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The difference between the reactions in the Stamp Act and the Sugar Act is that the colonist or the american people were much more angry about the Stamp Act.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    Parliament started the Stamp Act Congress was a group meeting of representatives and those American representatives wanted to stop the British from taxing and stop the Stamp Act. Eventually the American Congress succeeded.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend act was named after Charles Townshend the British chancellor or a treasurer. Townshend acts were very much like the stamp act and sugar act therefore the reactions from the colonist were the same too, they protested by the American colonist. The Townshend act left taxes on tea, glass, led, paints, paper, and tea. The complaints were so hard on the British they had to release all the taxes but then they decided to keep one tax; they kept the tax on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    On June 29, 1767, was when Parliament passed the Townshend acts and put extra taxes on common products like paper, glass, and tea. On October 1, 1768, a group of British regulars came to Boston to maintain the order. When they came they caused a lot of tension they spit, fought, and called names! This type of tension lasted for 18 months. On March 5, 1770, that’s when the tragedy happened.... the Boston leader Captain Thomas Preston was met with a large group of angry civilians.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Captain Preston told his men to hold their fire, but over the loud angry group of civilians, some of his men could not hear their leader’s orders and opened fire. They killed three men instantly and another two who died later. I don't think that Boston Massacre is a good name for what happened, i think this way because the Americans came onto the British first while they were on guard duty,and started to through rocks and snow,etc at the British, so it was self defence and the soldiers shot once
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    He was then put on trial and defended by John Adams and Robert and assisted by Josiah Quincy Jr. Captain Preston was acquitted by a Boston jury.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was created to help save East India Company which was in dept. Financially and burdened with 18 million pounds of unsold tea. The British Government then created something called The Monopoly; this was created to help the East India Company. A Monopoly is the exclusive control of supply and trade in service.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists ( Sons of Liberty ) disguised themselves as Mohawk Native Americans in order to border three ships ; these ships being the Dartmouth Ship , the Eleanor Ship , and the Beaver Ship, when they bordered these ships they dumped 342 whole crates of British tea into Boston harbor. Similar incidents occurred in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey in the next few months, and tea was eventually boycotted throughout the colonies, Samuel Adams r
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Coercive is another name for Intolerable Acts and Intolerable Acts is the British punishment for the Boston Tea Party. This act included four harsh laws and restrictions. These laws or restrictions included the Quebec Acts, the Quartering Act, Administration of Justice Act, and Massachusetts Acts, the Boston Port Act.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The first continental congress was created to have a discussion on the alarming reduction of colonist and taxes for the British government. Twelve out of the thirteen colonies were present in the first continental, but only fifty-six people showed up, these people agreed on two things, one of them being to boycott the British until they dropped the taxes. The second one being to, have council of safety in all the colonies. Some of the key people that were there was john Adams, Samuel Adams, and
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The British military decided to go the concord because of its arms depot that meant that the Americans had a lot more weapons then most of the other places they could have marched to. When the British military got there they were just passing Lexington and both sides opened fired and the Americans were eventually forced to withdraw. The Americans were still able to hold the British’s advantages. By the time the Redcoats got to Concord, the Americans were waiting for them in force. The weapons d
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    On June 14, 1775 the congress called a second meeting. Then later on the olive branch petition was sent to King George 3rd from a group of members of the second congress, this petition was to bring to their kings attention that he needs to stop all taxes. This eventually lead up to them making something called declaration of causes and this effected man things; this effected slavery and the NBA. This governed the colonies and they did this by authorizing printing of money and setting up a post o
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British originally wanted to build their defenses on Fort Duquesne when his 150 men and him arrived there the French had already settled there, so they were left with no choice but to build in something they called Fort Necessity. The British’s leader was William Pitt and the French were led by General Jeffrey Amherst. Pitt had to change the strategy and his strategy was to win North America first and then everything else will fall in place.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    When they attacked the French on the hill the British won the lands and then took over all of the French’s land and left the French with nothing, also leaving the Native Americans no place to go since there people or tribe had been forced out, this left the Native Americans with no weapons or anything. Although the British won it was also a down fall because it was very costly, they were left with great lands and a lot of war dept.