Isabelle Nieves-The Road to Independence

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War began in 1754 and was ended by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war gave Great Britain huge amounts of territory in North America. The colonies did not like this and started the American Reveloution. This war was crucial to the American Revelotion because the debt afterward was the reason for Parliment imposing taxes. It also weakened Britain which made the colonists' efforts work.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    A proposal to make a strong central government for the colonies. It was never carried out but it was the first plan to form a colonial alliance. This foreshadowed later unification.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a British made boundry that marked the Eastern Continental Divide on the Appalachian Mountains. It was issued at the end of the French and Indian War. It was supposed to keep the colonists under strict control so they could keep a close eye on them.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    This act required colonies to house soldiers and provide for them. If there were too many soldiers for the American houses they were housed in inns and public houses. This made the colonists even angrier contributing to the American Reveloution.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliament passed the Sugar Act in order to raise a goal of 100,000 pounds, 1/5 of the military expenses in North America. It also lowered the prices on molasses to have less smugglers. This act was to pay for the French and Indian War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a law passed that required tax money to be paayed to Britain on different types of papers and documents. The British felt that this was justified because the colonies got protection and the benefits of having the troops so they should pay. The colinists didnt feel the same way. This resistance made them come up with the slogan, "No taxation without representation."
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a group of patriots throwing snowballs/stones and a British troop. Many colonists died . This whole event was extremely publisised by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was a bill made to try and keep the East India Company from bankruptsy. This act forced the colonists to order tea, trade, and use the ships cfor delivery, all while paying the tax too. This event lead up to the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a protest in Boston, Massachusetts. American Colinists were upset at Britain for the tax. They dressed as Indians and dumped 342 boxes of tea into the ocean.This event was fueled the tension between America and Britain.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. They were made to punish the American colonists for their opposition. These laws were an example to the coloists and the British that they could rebel against British ways.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held in Carpenters' Hall in Philidelphia. Representatives from 12 out of Britains 13 American colonies gathered. The discussed America's future. The First Continental congress was important because it allowed the colonies to converse over the quarrel with Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This battle kicked off the Reveloutionary War. British troops marched from Boston to Concord to take away the colonists' military supplies.It was significant because it started off the American War of Independence.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen, The Green Mountain Boys, and Benedict Arnold surprised a small British force overtaking there weapons. This was located between Lake Champlain and Lake George. It controlled access between Albany and Montreal.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was the government that brought the colonies together for the preparation of the reveloution. This was a huge step of America's independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought at Breed's Hill. This was a battle between the British and America.The colonists drew back and the British won this battle. The British still lost many officers and had more casualties. The Battle of Bunker Hill was a win for the British but an emotional win for the patriots. It took the British three times to get on the hill and it only worked because the patriots ran out of ammunition.
  • Common Sense By Thomas Paine

    Common Sense By Thomas Paine
    Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was about independence from Great Britain for the colonies. This was considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. This document played a major role in bringing the colonists together before the war.
  • Evacuation of Boston

    Evacuation of Boston
    British forces had to evacuate Boston because George Washington placed soldiers in cannons on Dorchester heights which was high above the city. The signifigance was that if he had attacked Boston the British would have been slaughtered.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is a document written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the colonies from Britain. It was based on these ideas; god made all men equal, life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    18000 British troops vs 11000 American troops. Washington ordered a retreat because they were going to be surrounded. The signifigance was that the British took Philadelphia after winning Brandywine.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    For this battle the French helped the American beat the British. This was a victory for the Americans and their allies because of the surrender of General Cornwallis. The signifigance of this war was that it was the last of the Reveloutionary war. The French and Americans trapped the British at Yorktown, they were running out of food so that is when Cornwallis surrendered.