Josue's Timeline

By juanr
  • Sugar Act

    The king of Great Britain put a tax on sugar, which was used in tea, which they used all the time.
  • Stamp Act

    The king passed a new tax on any written document, including newspapers, books, and letters. The Patriots in return decided to write a strongly-worded letter.
  • Boston Massacre

    A small street figth on the streets of Boston, blew up into 5 dead Patriots. In order to get more people on the Patriots' side, was to over exagerate for the title of the newspaper headline.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Bostonians disguised as Native Americans, board a ship filled with boxes of tea from Great Britain, which they later dumped overboard, costing the king lots of money.
  • The Continental Congress

    The Patriots' response to the Intolerable Acts was to hold a secretive town meeting called the Continental Congress. During the meeting, the Patriots decided to write another strongly-worded letter called the Statement of Grievances. Secondly, Patriots decided to boycott all Great British products, causing the king to lose money. The third decision made was to form volunteer armies called militias.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    As a result of the Boston Tea Party, the king passes yet another act, called the Intolerable Acts. As part of the act, the king closed the Boston Harbor (used mostly for distribution). The second act was the king banned all town meetings. The third and final act was to allow any Redcoat to enter anyones home they expected a smuggler was hiding, which was basically an addition to the Sugar Act.
  • Battle at Lexington and Concord

    Paul Revere and William Dawes rode horseback to Lexington shouting, "The British are coming, the British are coming!" A small amount of Patriots marched to Lexington, guns in hand, ready to fend off the Redcoats. Unfortunately, an astonishing 700 Redcoats defeated the Patriots, and proceeded to Concord. Lucky for the Patriots, they beat the Redcoats to Concord, so yet ready again, the Patriots spotted the Redcoats crossing the bridge. When in range, the Patriots fired, winning the battle.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Like the battles at Lexington and Concord, the Patriots and Redcoats dished it out. The Patriots came at the Redcoats in three consecutive rounds. Unfortunately, the Patriots lost, but not at a complete loss. Hundreds of Redcoats were either dead, or wounded.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Patriots decide to have yet another Continental Congress. The first act taken was to invent their own currency (dollar bills). They also created a post office run by Benjamin Franklin. The second act was to create a Foreign Relations Committee to help the Patriots fight the Redcoats. The third act was to create a Continental Army commanded by George Washington. The fourth and final act was to write another letter called The Olive Branch Petition as a last chance for peace.