Pre-Revolutionary War Events

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War was a war fought between the British and French. The British won, but were in much dept.
  • Taxation Without Representation

    Taxation Without Representation
    After the French and Indian War, the British taxed all of the colonist. The colonist were upset because they had no vote in the British Paraliment.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This was an order from the King of England preventing settlement out west. Everyone who lived west had to move back.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    This was a tax that lowered molasses, but placed on silks, wines, and potash. The British believed it would bring them more money, but it made the colonists angry.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Britain ordered that colonists were to house and feed British soldiers if necessary.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This required tax stamps on many items and documents such as playing cards, newspapers, an marriage licenses. It was intended for colonies to pay for defense.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    These taxes were imposed to help make the colonial offcials independent of the colonists an included duties on glass, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The British soldiers and colonists openly clashed in Boston.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This was to assist the failing British East India Company, the company was given a monopoly to trade tea in America.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Colonists disgused and Indians dumped tea overboard from three ships in the Boston Harbor.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    These were passed in response of the Boston Tea Party and placed restrictions on colonists such as outlawing town meetings and the closing of Boston Harbor.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia from September- October in response to the Intolerable Acts. One result was The Association which was calling for a boycott of British goods.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops were ordered to Lexington and Concord to seize stores of colonial gunpowder and to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    All 13 colonies were represented at this meeting in Philadelphia beginning May. The colonists still hoped that their grievances would be met by King George III. George Washington was named head of the Continental Army.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    This was the victory for the Colonist because George III proclaimed the colonies in rebellion.