Leading to the Revolutionary War

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    Leading to the Revolutionary War

    This is the timespan, in which the events leading to the Revolutionary War added up and caused frustration and anger, and conflict between the two sides.
  • King George III

    King George III
    King George was a competent ruler, but he wasn't an outstnding leader. He was surrounded by yes men and trying to run the entire nation, whichwas ripe with problems was a diffficult task for him
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Ben Frankiln did everything. He wrote political cartoons and was great at teaching the public. He took stepstowards American independence from Britan and knew that it wouldn't work unless all the colonies wre united. Also he was an ambassador to France and Europe and without his efforts to bring them in the war maynot have been won
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    John Adams did alot for the Revolutionary cause.During the First Colonial Congress he was super importantin swaying the colonist towards a more revolutionary plan instead of trying to run operatiions from home while under British direction
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    The French and Indian War

  • 1754 Albany Congress

    1754 Albany Congress
    The Albany congress, while only 7 colonies were present, was a big step towards bringing the colonies together to fight a common enemy. Ben Franklin proposed an idea that the colonies wre unhappy with at the time because they were afraid that the independence would be limited.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The British would no longer alow the American's to populate the area west of the Appalations because they new there would be unnescasary conflict with natives. The American's had been trying to populate there for years and many people owned land on the other side. They though tehy were fighting for the rights to that land in the French Indian War.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Sugar act was the first tax that the British put on American's in order to help pay for the costs of the French and Indian War. It was met with britter protests from the colonists and was lowered substancially as a result.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The American's were facing huge financial hardshipsbecause they were having to make up trade deficts with there gold and silver coins and they were running out. In an effort to try to fix the problem the colonies started printing paper money, which suffered rapid inflation and was practicly worthless. As a result the British forced the colonies to stop printing paper money, but the printing continued illegally.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act was a fee that were imposed on American porducts, required on legal documents and other paper products. It was paticularly less amount than the British Stamp Tax, which had been in place for 20 some years. The British felt it was fair for the American's to pay some of the price of the Seven Years Wars, but it caused alot of anger in the American Colonies. It led to Sugar Act Congresses, founded by Samuel Adams, whitch were a precursor of our congresses today.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adam's was crucial in laying the foundation for congress. After the stamp act was implimented and outrage ran throughout the colonies, Samuel Adam's started the first Stamp Act congress in Boston Massachucets, with delegates from around the state. Later other colonies adopted the same principals and formed there own Stamp Act congresses as well, which was the precursor for our congressional system today in America
  • Townshend act

    Townshend act
    This was a more suddle tax, an internal tax that was payed at American ports and not by the cunsumer, which would cause uproar. The colonist still became rebelious at this phantom taxespecially because of the tax on tea which was consumed by nearly 1 million americans twice a day. The colonist were determined they could defeat this tax like the stampo act
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This act gave the right of the British parliment to bind the collies in all cases. They reserved the right to acsolute sovereignty over North America. This was the exact opisite of what the Americans had been fighting for which was sovereignty over there own affairs. This created much tension between the British and the Americans and made negotiations with American rebels almost impossible
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Bostonians were really unhappy with the British solidiers living in there city and started throwing snowballs at them. This provoked the solidiers who fired on the citizens. This was probably the biggest wake up call to the American's. While there was no large outrage because most of the American's were in shock, it changed peoples view on the British in America
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This was the point where rebelion started to become more inevitable. The British granted the East India Compoany monopoly to the tea industry allowing the price to be extremely low. The American's thought that this was an attempt to trick them into paying the 3 cent tax on tea that people had so vocally disaproved
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Throughout the nation, due to the Tea Act, British tea was not making it to land anywhere along the coastal America and being forced away. In Boston, the mayor said that the ship would wait in the harbor until it finally got unloaded. The citizens, showing there anger at the British broke onto the ship and destroyed the entire cargo. This recieved mixed reactions from the colonists, some aproved it because it sent a message, others believed it would lead to anarchy
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    While most of the Acts thus far the Americans really were complaining over things that were not that bad. In America the Boston Port act was "a massacre of American Liberty" The British put restrictions on the town meetings, a huge restriction on freedom. Also British soliders could kill citizens and get off with little to no punishment, and the New Quartering Act allowed redcoats to stay in private residents, all expenses paid. The Bostonians liberties had been attacked more than any ever
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The New Quartering Act effected mass citizens because soliders could now stay in any private residence. Not only do families have to give up there home, they also have to pay for all food expenses, including whiskey and rum
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    All of the coloniesexcept for Georgia were represented in this first meeting. At this time influential people from diffrent colonies got togetther and helped start to bring down the barriers between diffrent colonies. Togetrher they diliberated for seven weeks and drafted the Decleration of Rights and put into place "The Association" which was a boycott of British products till there demands were met
  • Ride of Paul Revere

    Ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere was crucial to the events leading up to the Revolution because he told the minute men betweenLexington and Concord the British were coming by land and if he wasnot succsessful on his ride then the results of the first battle of the Revolutionary War would not have been the same
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    This is where the war began. At this battle the minitue men came face to face with redcoats, both sides armed. It set the standard for the war withguerilla tactics from most of the colonists and regular fighting from the British