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Kaityy's Road to Revolution Timeline

By KaityyR
  • Two Treatises on Gov. - Jon Locke

    Two Treatises on Gov. - Jon Locke
    John Locke wrote about the 'Natural Rights'.
  • The Spirit of the Laws- Montesquieu

    The Spirit of the Laws- Montesquieu
    Montesquieu's 'The Spirit of the Laws' argues for separation power.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    Aware of the strains that war would put on the colonies, English officials suggested a union to join all the colonies together to fight, and if they didn't, they would all surely die.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    George Washington was sent to tell the French they had to leave the Ohio River Valley, and the French refused. Washington was sent once more a year later with orders to build a firt. However, Washington was too late, the French had already started building a fort there, fort Duquesne. So he traveled 50 miles south and started to build a fort there, Fort Necessety. Washington and his troops were successful in defeating a small French force, but was later defeated by a larger French group, and wer
  • French and Indian War (Continued)

    e sent back home as a warning to the British.
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    British settlers move into Ohio River Valley

    British soldiers, lead by George Washington, were sent to the Ohio River Valley to make the French leave, because they were starting to take over land Britain had already claimed.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac's War was a war that was launched because of the Native American tribes who were dissatisfied with the British Postwar Policies after the British Victiory in the French and Indian war.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation, in effect, closed off the frontier to colonial expansion
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Parliament passed a modified version of the sugar and molasses act of 1733 that was going to expire, Under the act colonial merchants were to pay six pence for every gallon of molasses they got,
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The act stated that most printed materials in the colonies had to be produced on stamped paper, produced in London, which bore an embossed revenue stamp. Like other taxes, the stamp taxes had to be payed in british currency, and the taxes went toward the british troops stationed in North America.
  • Townsend Acts

    Townsend Acts
    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
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Angry mob yelling at British soldiers, the soldiers, scared, began firing into the crowd and killed five men, but wounded six.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    English settlers were tired of paying taxes on tea, so they rebelled by pouring tea into the harbors with the help of some native friends. Tax collecters also became a symbol of the colonists agitation, for tax collecters would be tarred, feathered, and had tea poured down their throat.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea. This tea was to be shipped directly to the colonies, and sold at a bargain price. The Townshend Duties were still in place, however, and the radical leaders in America found reason to believe that this act was a maneuver to buy popular support for the taxes already in force.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Boston Port Act- closed Boston's ports to all commerce except food and fuel
    Massechussets Bay Regulating Act- Greatly extended the power of the crown-appointed governer, governer could make and alter judicial appointments at his own discretion, and Boston town meetings could not be convened without the governor’s prior consent.
    The Administration of Justice Act- The governer was allowed to relocate trials of royal officials who were accused of murder to supress riots or enforce custom laws.
  • Battle at Lexington

    Battle at Lexington
    The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The militia were outnumbered and fell back, and the regulars proceeded on to Concord, where they searched for the supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, approximately 500 militiamen fought and defeated three companies of the King's troops. The outnumbered regulars fell back from the minutemen after a pitched battle in open territory.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    To pay off this debt, the British Parliament passed legislation that increased tax revenues from the American colonies, including the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Revenue Act of 1767. Many colonists, though, objected to these measures, and the purpose of both the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress was to oppose them
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill took place mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the "Battle of Breed's Hill."
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    The petition affirmed American loyalty to Great Britain and entreated the king to prevent further conflict. The petition was rejected, and in August 1775 the colonies were declared in rebellion by the Proclamation of Rebellion.
  • Braddock's Defeat

    Braddock's Defeat
    'Braddock's Defeat' was a failed British military expedition which attempted to capture the French Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    A battle in now-a-day Canada between the British and the American Continental Army
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence