Revolutionary War

  • French-Indian War (1756-1763)

    This was a war between the French and English fought on American soil over possession of the 13 colonies. War septs from this war forced taxes upon the colonies.
  • Navigation Acts (1763)

    The Navigation Acts, or more broadly the Acts of Trade and Navigation, was a long series of English laws that developed, promoted, and regulated English ships, shipping, trade, and commerce between other countries and with its own colonies. It monopolized Colonial trade to only with the English. This forced Americans to pay English trade taxes as well as the goods being higher priced.
  • Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Acts were two or more Acts of British Parliament requiring local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with housing and food.
  • Townshend Act

    The Townshend Acts, refers to a series of British acts of Parliament passed during 1767 and 1768 relating to the British colonies in America. The Townshend Acts were met with resistance in the colonies. They placed an indirect tax on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea, all of which had to be imported from Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    A shootout in Boston which exaggeration and death count lead to the flaring of tempers.
  • Boston Tea party

    A group of colonist mainly the Sons of Liberty dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the Boston harbor.
  • Coercive Acts

    Intolerable Acts, also called Coercive Acts, in U.S. colonial history four punitive measures enacted by the British Parliament in retaliation for acts of colonial defiance. First, the British government, angered by the Boston Tea Party, passed the Boston Port Bill closing that city’s harbor until restitution was made for the destroyed tea. Then they Massachusetts Government Act, replacing the elective local council with an appointive one
  • Olive Branch Petition

    The Olive Branch Petition was a final attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Britain during the American Revolution. It was a document in which the colonists pledged their loyalty to the crown and asserted their rights as British citizens. The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by Congress on July 5, 1775.