Logan's Road to Revolution Project

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In History
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was fought from 1754 until 1763. There was one main reason that caused the British and the French to fight. It was because the French became upset that the British were arriving claiming the Ohio River Valley land. The French won early victories and were appearing to be winning at the beginning of the war. Overall, the British won, and gained the Ohio River Valley Land. One major negative effect of the war for the British is that they were in big war debt.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of paris of, September 3, 1763, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence. A positive outcome for the british after the treaty of Paris is that they received Quebec and the Ohio River Valley land.
    After the war France was greatly effected. They had lost all their land and their dignity.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac’s war was an attempt at keeping his lands from being stolen from him. Pontiacs war was fought so the Indians could try to keep their lands from the British. The war was named after Chief Pontiac, the Indian who started the rebellion. Pontiac and his crew destroyed 8 British forts.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation on 1763 was a law that ended the French and Indian war. This law was saying that the colonists had the east side of the Appalachian mountains and the Indians had the west side of the Appalachian mountains. The purpose of the law was to keep the colonists off the Indians land. The British government was too much in war debt to continue having wars. Colonists refused to obey this law. Because they still continued to settle onto Indian land, the line was moved back.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The sugar act was a law that put tax on all sugars and coffee
    The sugar act was passed so the british government could make money off the colonies. The colonists weren’t too happy about this law being passed. So, the colonists started boycotting to fight for the law to be lifted.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The stamp act required all American colonists to pay a tax for every printed piece of paper they used. This law was passed to help pay off the war debt from the French and Indian war. The colonists were furious about the Stamp Act law. They started boycotts, and also began writing legal documents to the government.
  • The Quatering Act

    The Quatering Act
    The Quartering Act was a law that required colonists to provide protection for the British soldiers. The purpose of this law was to protect the British soldiers from the remaining French and Indian men. The Quartering Act required colonists to provide for the soldiers in every way. Also, they needed to protect them. As a reaction, the colonists all agreed that the Quartering act was a violation to their rights.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was held to discuss problems that the new tax law has created. Two of the key leaders that were there are John Adams and James Otis. Nine out of the thirteen colonies were represented there. The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was a written document stating that the taxes implied on the British were unconstitutional.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Act was named after Charles Townshend. Charles job was to sponsor, or represent, the British. The purpose of this law was to make money off the colonies to pay off the war debt. Some of the new items that were taxed by the Townshend act are lead, glass, paper, paint, and tea. The colonists reacted in quite violence due to the new law. When the Townshend act was repealed in 1770, the tax still remained on all tea.
  • Boston Massacre 1

    Boston Massacre 1
    The British troops arrived in Boston, and there was already tension between them and the colonists. The colonists started to threaten the British soldiers, this began the Boston Massacre. One soldier fired his gun into the crowd and killed 5 people, and injured 6 others. In my opinion, I don't think it is fair for it to be called the Boston Massacre. They shouldn't have been doing stuff that was wrong like that.
  • Boston Massacre 2

    Boston Massacre 2
    John Adams was the American who actually defended the British Soldiers put on trial. Adams believed it was only right for everyone to have a fair trial. Paul Revere made the famouse picture of the Boston Massacre.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The purpose of the Tea Act was to bail out the East India Company. This law was meant to help the British out because they were able to sell tea cheaper than the Americans. A monopoly is a control of supply or trade in a business.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when citizens of Boston raided British three British ships, and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor. The cause of the Boston Tea Party was a protest against the taxes on tea. The night of the Boston Tea Party, Approximately 342 chests of tea were thrown into the harbor. The Sons of Liberty is the group responsible for the Boston Tea Party. British government response to the Boston Tea Party was to make the Intolerable Act.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The First Continental Congress was held in response to the Intolerable Acts. 12 out of the 13 colonies were represented at the meeting. 56 people attended the First Continental Congress. Two things that the colonies agreed to do were to boycott British goods, and to meet again if Great Britain did not change its policies. Some key people that attended were George Washington, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, John Jay, and John Dickinson.
  • The First Continental Congress

     The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held in response to the Intolerable Acts. 12 out of the 13 colonies were represented at the meeting. 56 people attended the First Continental Congress. Two things the colonies agreed to do were to boycott British goods, and to meet again if Great Britain did not change its policies. Some key people that attended were George Washington, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, John Jay, and John Dickinson.
  • Lexington and Concord 1

    Lexington and Concord 1
    General Thomas Gage heard that the Patriots were collecting weapons to use in a rebellion. Gage thought as though he could capture the Patriot leaders. The first shot starting the revolution war was fired at Lexington. Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition that the colonists were storing. They were also hoping to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, 2 key leaders of the movement.
  • Lexington and Concord 2

    Lexington and Concord 2
    A minute man is a member of a class of American militiaman who volunteered to be ready for service at a minutes notice. Gage sent soldiers to destroy any weapons and ammunition that the colonists had been storing in Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    June 14, 1775, , The Second Continental Congress established the continental army, making George Washington the General of the Army. The Olive Branch Petition was the last attempt to avoid having a war of independence against Britain. The Declaration of Cuses was explaining why the 13 colonies wanted to fight the British for independance, The congress ended up being the new American Government,
  • Battle of Bunker Hill 1

    Battle of Bunker Hill 1
    The colonists intended on building their defenses in Boston, but they actually built them on Breeds Hill. Colonel William Prescott led the Americans at Bunker Hill, while General William Howe led the British at Bunker Hill. British's strategy was to scare the colonists and drive them off the hill. They chose this strategy because the American colonists weren't trained for this, so it worked. This battle was basically fought for American colonists for their bid for independance.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill 2

    Battle of Bunker Hill 2
    Overall the British "won" the battle, gaining the hill. You might call it a very costly victory because around 256 British Soldiers were killed, and nearly 800 were wounded, Mean while, the American Soldiers did not suffer from these problems.