Pre-American Revolution

  • French and Indian War's End

    The war known as the 7 year war, was over colonial territory.
  • The Currency Act

    The Parliament passed an Act know as Currency Act, that took back some control over trade. More accurately took control of the currency system. This is a perfect example of mercantilism seeing as they took control of the colonies trade to control them and tax them.
  • The Stamp Act

    Applied direct taxes to all of the citizens purchases.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The parliament put in place rules that forced the colonies to pay for the british soliders housing.
  • The Declaratory Act

    An act to help secure dependence from the king of Britian.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    Started to tax glass, oils, paints, paper, etc. to raise money for the colonies.
  • Boston Non-Importation Agreement

    Boston stopped importing stuff from Great Britian.
  • The Boston Massacre

    British Soliders massacred villagers and were taken to trial with their captian. Needless to say they were acquitted except for two who were charged with man slaughter. This a great and perfect example of Salutary Neglect.
  • The Tea Act

    The Finnal spark to launch the revolutionary act in Boston
  • Boston Port Act

    Great Britian cut off all sea trade routes to and from Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Britian Soliders fired into the Boston crowd.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Delegates sign the Declaration of Independence! This gave them there freedom and is a great example of Virtual Representation.