History Timeline

  • Proclamation Act of 1763

    Proclamation Act of 1763
    The Proclamation Act of 1763 was when Britain wanted more control over their people, therefore they tried to reserve all the western territory to remain in control. The Crown also attempted to claim all the 13 colonies to prevent westward expansion.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Stamp Act was aimed to stop the smuggling of sugar and molasses from Non-English areas. The colonial response to this was the protest against the act which was called "taxation without representation".
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The Currency Act was an Act put in place to prevent the further creation and use of paper bills, and instead currency was reduced to pound sterling's. The colonial response to this Act was the Quartering Act since it created such a burden on the colony.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act that was set in place to put taxes on newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, licenses, etc. The colonial response to this Act being placed was increased tensions and hostility, which then led to rebellions. The resilience presented by the colonists caused the Stamp Act to be repealed.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was an act that allowed British soldiers to be able to stay and receive food from the colonists in America. This Act forced the people who resided in the colony house the soldiers. The colonial response to this act was that the people were also against this because of the fact that they were still being taxed, and these soldiers in their household just increased the tax.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was the Act that made the taxing in Great Britain and America equal. It was also said that Parliament could bind or involve the American colonies in any cases they chose. There really was no colonial response here.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was a multitude of Britain Acts that were passed during 1767-1768. This Act also placed new taxes and stripped some of the freedom away from the American colonies. The colonial response to this was the boycott of British goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a violent riot that went on between the British soldiers and the people when the nine British soldiers shot out into a crowd of people causing a corruption. The colonial response to this altercation was the start of the Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that resulted in 342 boxes that were thrown off of ships and into the Boston Harbor. The colonial response was a result of the angry colonists and their anger being directed at Britain for "taxation without representation".
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    Quartering Act of 1774
    The Quartering Act of 1774 was similar to the original Quartering Act, however this did not just apply to the British soldiers, but instead to ALL of the soldiers. The colonial response to this was the same as it was the original Quartering act, as they did not like this earlier.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was an Act that aimed to punish Massachusetts by inflicting different degrading laws unto them as a result of what happened at the Boston Tea Party. The colonial response to this was feeling as if they were having their rights violated, and they then took this Act as a threat.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was an Act that aimed to diminish loyalty oaths. It also allowed people to freely express their religions. The colonial response to this was a Revolution as they felt their rights were being viewed as less.