• French and Indian War

    French and Native Americans vs. British over territory in Canada and westward expansion passed the Appalachian Mountains.
  • British Tax Colonists

    British taxed the colonists in order to pay for the costs of the war. British imposed taxes and terrifs that upset the colonists.
  • The Sugar Act

    Colonists were taxed for sugar, molasses and other commodities.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Bristish government imposed certain acts on the colonists. The Government Acts, the Administration of Justice Acts, the Boston Port Act, the Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act.
  • The Stamp Act

    Taxes was put on stamps. No paper objects were sold or used without an official stamp.
  • Townshend Act

    Charles Townshend proposed taxes in order to raise revenue to pay salaries of governors and judges.
  • The Boston Massacre

    Bristish soldiers were provoked by a group of roudy colonists. The colonists threw a few snow balls at the soldiers. One soldier fell and his gun went off which to led to the other soldiers firing at the colonists. Five people died.
  • Monopoly On Tea Export

    East India Company was under a monopoly for tea.
  • The Tea Act

    The East India Company wanted expanded the monopoly on the tea trade to the colonies and they sold excess tea at a reduced price.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    Led by Samuel Adams, a group of angry colonists called the Sons Of Liberty snuck into the Boston harbor, dressed as native americans and threw crates of tea into the water.
  • The First Continental Congress

    Representatives wrote a list of grievences to the King of England.
  • Battle at Lexington/Concored

    The 1st battle of the Revolutionary War.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Representatives voted for independence from Britain. The Articles of Confederation were written.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Second Continental Congress wrote this document to officially sever ties from Great Britain.