Revolutionary Era

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This Proclamtion set a "border" for the settlers saying they could not go past the appalachian mountians. It also helped sort out land between the settling countries and helped native american relationships get better. Was made in Great Britian by King George III on October 7, 1763.
  • Sugar Act

    This act lowered taxes from 6 pence all the way down to 3 pence for many goods in the US. These items included sugar, various wines, coffee, and other food items.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act made all American legal documents or newspapers require a stamp which increased profits for the British Parliament. There was much fighting over this as some tax collectors were killed from people not paying the taxes.
  • Quartering Act

    This made each colony have to provide the basic needs for soldiers from that colony. Bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles were all part of the list.
  • Townshend Act

    This act taxed oil, lead, glass, paint, and paper. This made British revenues go up £40000 each year.
  • Boston Massacre

    British troops fired upon civilians and killed 5 people and 6 other were severely injured. The troops were being verbally abused and getting object thrown at them until they had had enough. They fired without order killing 3 and injuring more and 2 of the injured later died.
  • Tea Act

    The tea act made the taxes on tea go up very quickly for Indian teas that the colonies enjoyed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    The maker of the tea company was allowed to sell the tea at lower prices than smuggled tea but it would have very high tex rates for it and the people did not like that. Samuel Adams did not want to let the cargo reach the land, so they dumped it all off the sides and made the bay water green color from all of the tea in it.
  • First Continental Congress Meets

    It was a convention of 12 colonies (Georgia was not there). They met to discuss options to make King George III understand the grievances of the colonies. One of these ideas was a boycott of British trades.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    These two battles were the first real military engagements in the Revolutionary war. They were fought in Massachusetts Bay area in Middlesex county. It was fought between the British North America (13 colonies) and Great Britain. The battle was in the middle of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, and Menotemy which is now known as Arlington. The fight sparked all the battles between Great Britain and the 13 coloniesl.