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Grimes' Road to the Revolution Project

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war, also known as the seven year war, (1754-1763) was fought mostly for control of the Ohio River Valley. The French who appeared to be winning the war at first, which made many of the native Americans have second thoughts about who to side with. In the End the British ultamately won the war and with that gained mostly all of the French's territory in Native America. The thing that really hurt the British the most was the financial dept that they were now in.
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  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is a document that states the ending of the war between the British and the French, but the terms of the treaty are actually quite harsh for the French. All of the French territory on the mainland of North America was lost. The British got Quebec and the Ohio River Valley, and Spain recieved the port of New Orleans and the Louisiana territory west of the Mississippi river for helping the British.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac's war began in 1763 when a confederancy of Native American warriors under Ottawa leader Pontiac attacks the British force at Detroit. They failed to take the fort in their initial assult, but after this Pontiac's forces assembled of Ottawas and reinforced by Wyandots, Ojibwas, and Potawatamis, initiated a siege that would stretch in to months. The outbreak of the war spurred Britian to issue the Proclamation of 1763. The war got it's name from the leader of the Native Americans Pontiac.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763, was a law issued by King George III following the French and Indian War. This new law made settlers unable to settle past a line drawn down the Appalachian Mountains. The British forced the colonists to accept because they were protecting them from the French. The British felt as if maybe if we don't keep taking the Naive American's land we will be able to build a better bond with them. Most of the colonists went by the new law but there were people who refused the law.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a law that put tax on things like sugar, wines, coffee, pimento, etc. The British felt that the law should be passed because they were in debt, and they felt they deserved the money because they protected the people during the war. The colonists didn't like the new law much at all, they felt they already were paying enough for the items why did they have to pay more.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a law that put tax on every piece of paper that was used like legal documents, licenses, news papers, and even playing cards were taxed. The colonist didn't like this any more than the Sugar Act. Most colonists probably felt as if they were just taxed for something they didn't want to pay tax on now your taxing us again. The colonist "fought back" against the Stamp Act,they did this by having boycotts, protests, and even violent acts.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a law that said that the colonists had to provide supplies to the British troops, the colonists had no choice but to do it. That meant even if the colonists were running low on food the British troops could get the food they needed from them. The colonists didn't like the new law at all they felt as if they didn't vote for it why do we have to do it. The British felt they were protecting you from the French it's the least they could do.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was held to discuss the problem the new law's taxing had caused. Leaders like Benjamin Franklin were there. Nine colonies were represented there. The Congress asked people to refuse to buy stamped items. When the Parliament heard about the boycotts and how mad the colonists were they repealed it and ended the Stamp Act law. The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was a document that said the new laws that the British made had to be consulted or they were unconstitutional.
  • Townsend Acts

    Townsend Acts
    The Townsend Acts were named after Charles Townsend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The law was creatd to stregnthen the power of the British Paliament. The law was to add tax to items like paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea. The colonists were furious with the new Townsend Acts. The items taxed were some necessary items that they needed for everyday life so the majority of the colonists had a boycott against the taxed items which eventually repealed the law, but there still was the Stamp Act.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was started over the Stamp Act. The Massacre was when some people who hated the Act wanted the people to know it so they started throwing objects at some guards. The guards didn't like that and shot and killed the people throwing things. The guards, defended by John Adam because he belived the soldiers needed a fair chance, went on trial. I don't think it should be called a "Massacre" because a few people were killed. The "Boston Massacre" picture was made by Paul Revere.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was when the British granted a company a monopoly on the importation and sale of tea in the colonies. The purpose of the Tea Act was to raise revenue from the colonies and to bail out the East India Company. The colonists never accepted the law and didn't like it because they had to pay tax on tea. A monopoly is the exclusive possesion or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea was when a group of colonists called the "Sons of Liberty" protesting tea importation went into three boats seized 342 chests of tea in a midnight raid and threw them into the harbor. The British would respond with the Intolerable Acts, which closed the Boston Ports and destroyed the Massachusetts Govornment.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were five laws passed to strip Masachusetts of its self-government and historic rights which created an outrage in the Thirteen Colonies. Another name for the Acts were the Coercive Acts. Some points were that people were forced to house British soldiers, Boston Port was closed untill the East India Company repaid for their tea, and the colony of Canada was made larger.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress meeting was held to make an attempt to settle the frustrations and concerns made with the Intolerable Acts through discussing and debating. Twelve of the colonies were represented there, also 56 people there. With some important people like John Adams, Samuel Adams, and George Washington. The people agreed to boycott some of the British goods, and to have a council of safety for every colony.
  • Lexington and Concord 1

    Lexington and Concord 1
    The British were headed Lexington to capture Samuel Adams and Jonh Hancock then to Concord to get gunpowder and other supplies. As the British were headed to Lexington the colonial Military was hiding and attacked them. Minutemen, or people who are ready to fight at a minutes notice, were in formed about the British and were ready. When the British arrived at the tavern in Concord they found the doors baracaded shut, and they refussed to let them in.
  • Lexington and Concord 2

    Lexington and Concord 2
    The British couldn't get in and they couldn't get the supplies they needed. The campaign was a failure because the British found few weapons and the fighting that was supposed to be prevented was contributed to by the expedition.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    On June 14, 1775 the congress met to discuss the ongoing problems between Great Britain and the colonies. The Olive Branch Petition was an attemp to avoid a war of independence against Britain. The Declaration of Causes is a document explaining why the thirteen colonies had taken up arms in the American Revolutionary War. The congress served as a government for the colonies and later for the United States.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The colonists, in the battle of Bunker Hill, were intending on building their defense at Bunker Hill, but for some reason they ended up at Breeds Hill. The Americans, led by William Prescott, waited while the British, led by Thomas Gage came to attack. The British with the strategy of retreat then come back, they started off losing the battle till the Americans ran out of gun powder and had to fight by hitting with their muskets. The British "won" the battle, but it cost them more soldiers.