Revolution Timeline

  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    This was between the colonies and the French and Indians is what caused the British to start taxing the americans.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    A tax passed by parlament in order to stop people from smuggling sugar and molasses.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Asked that legal documents and printed materials be taxed through stamps that people had to buy and put on their goods as confirmation that they paid the tax
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The colonies were required to provide barracks for the British soldiers, if they could not fit in the barracks they had to allow soldiers in their homes.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Taxed British lead, paper, and tea that was imported from England to the colonies
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The event where British soldiers shot and killed multiple people protesting in Boston. Paul Revere and Samuel Adams both widely shared the news to bring it to light.
  • Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre

    Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre
    Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre was purposefully drawn to make it look like the British soldiers were ordered to fire into the crowd. This was done to help unite the colonies against Britain.
  • British Soldiers Trial

    British Soldiers Trial
    The trial was held around 9 months after the Boston Massacre happened, with the outcome of 6 soldiers aquitted, and 2 found guilty of man slaughter.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Laws passed to punish the colonists for their defiance is commiting the boston tea party.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    During the First Continental Congress meeting, delegates from the colonies discussed how to force the British to stop unfairly taxing the Americans, and eventually they decided on boycotting British goods.