MasonHollifield American Revolution Timeline

  • French and Indian war.

    French and Indian war.
    The seven year war between Great britian and France has ended with the victory of Great Britian.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act was a law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a control on the colonial market.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was an act of the British Parliament for raising revenue in the American Colonies by requiring the use of stamps on London made stamped paper for official documents, commercial writings, and various articles.
  • Quarting Act

    Quarting Act
    The Quartering Act was an act given by Great Britain that would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses, but if its soldiers outnumbered the housing available, the soldiers would live stay in Inns, and people's houses.The citizens had to pay the up keep and take care of the soldiers according to the Act, and as you can imagine they didn't like that at all.
  • Stamp Act Congress

    Stamp Act Congress
    The Stamp Act Congress was a meeting in New York City, consisting of representatives from some British colonies of North America.It was a gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to devise a unified protest against new British taxation. Parliament had passed the Stamp Act, which governed all its overseas colonies and was coming into effect November 1. The Congress discussed and united against the act.
  • The Son's of Liberty

    The Son's of Liberty
    The Son's of Liberty was a political group made up of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists from the usurpations by the British government after 1766. They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773, which led to the Intolerable Acts.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was a declaration by the British Parliament in 1766 which accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765. The government repealed the Stamp Act because boycotts were hurting British trade and used the declaration to justify the repeal and save face.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act was a series of laws passed beginning in 1767 by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America.There was five laws in the Townshend Act, the Revenue Act, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act.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.
  • The Boston Massaccre

    The Boston Massaccre
    was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men.Some British troops were there to protect the colonial officials that was enforcing Parliamentary legislation.A mob formed of unhappy citizens, and then the fight broke out.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America. The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies that later became the United States, and were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution.Many colonists viewed the acts as an arbitrary violation of their rights, and in 1774 they organized the First Continental Congress to coordinate a protest.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.