Isaiah Timeline

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    Road to Revolution- Davenport

  • Proclamation 1763

    Proclamation 1763
    This act declared the boundaries of settlements for inhabitants of the 13 colonies to be Appalachia. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier. The Royal Proclamation continues to be of legal importance to First Nations in Canada and is significant for the variation of indigenous status in the United States.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Lowered the tax on molasses imported by the colonists.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The colonies suffered a constant shortage of currency with which to conduct trade. There were no gold or silver mines and currency could only be obtained through trade as regulated by Great Britain. Many of the colonies felt no alternative to printing their own paper money in the form of Bills of Credit. But because there were no common regulations and in fact no standard value on which to base the notes, confusion ensued.The coloniss felt that this was unfair and their voices wern't being heard
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. "Whereas by an Act made in the last session of parliament, several duties were granted, continued, and appropriated towards defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the British colonies and plantations in America..."
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. Most of the items included bedding, cooking, utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles. All of the colonists hated this law and were scared because they thought there was still need of an army and the cost of frequently doing this.
  • Stamp Act of Congress

    Stamp Act of Congress
    The congress was held amid widespread protests in the colonies against the Stamp Act's implementation. The extra-legal nature of the congress caused alarm in Britain, but any discussion of the congress's propriety were overtaken by economic protests from British merchants whose business with the colonies suffered as a consequence of the protests and their associated imports."That the only representatives of the people of these colonies are persons chosen therein by themselves, and that no taxes"
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The government repealed the Stamp Act because boycotts were hurting British trade and used the declaration to justify the repeal and save face. This act was designed to secure the majesty's citizens in America." The King's majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal and commons of Great Britain in parliament assembled, had, hath, and of right ought to have full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies"
  • Townshed Act of 1767

    Townshed Act of 1767
    The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule, to create a more effective means of enforcing compliance with trade regulations, to punish the province of New York for failing to comply with the 1765 Quartering Act, and to establish the precedent that the British Parliament had the right to tax the colonies.