Rhoads' Road To The American Revolution

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In History
  • French & Indian War (Part 1)

    French & Indian War (Part 1)
    The French and Indian War (The Seven Year War) lasted from 1754 to 1763. It started the domino effect that led to the American Revolution because of all the recourses required to fund the war Brittan taxed the colonist because the war was mainly fought on their territory. The war was thought because the British and the French both wanted to control the Ohio River Valley because it was at the mouth of the three rivers which would give the British a good trading settlement.
  • French & Indian War (Part 2)

    French & Indian War (Part 2)
    In the early days of the war it looked as if the French were winning, but the ultimate winners were the British. They doubled in size because they gained all the land west of the Appellation Mountains and east of the Mississippi River.
  • Treaty Of Paris 1763

    Treaty Of Paris 1763
    The Treaty of Paris is an agreement of Brittan and France to end the French and Indian War while also giving Brittan, France, and Spain land. Brittan doubled their North American size and they ended the war which meant they weren’t going to get any more dept. The French got the worst part of the deal, and they lost a lot of land in North America so they want revenge on Brittan.
  • Pontiac's War

    Pontiac's War
    Pontiac was an Ottawa Native American chief who wanted to take matters into his own hands and stop British expansion. Native Americans were not happy of the fact that without the French no one could protect them from British expansion. Pontiac did do some damage to the colonists and their settlements , but ultimately lost when he was captured and killed.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 is a law written by the British Parliament to stop colonial expansion westward of an imaginary line drawn along the Appellation Mountains. It was the first law by Brittan to affect the 13 colonies. Colonists thought that they were entitled to that land, so the settled west of the Appellation Mountains anyway.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act is a law made by the British Parliament to pay off Brittan’s war debt. The Sugar Act taxed mainly molasses, but the tax was a lower price than before in hopes of the tax actually being paid by the colonists. The colonists’ reaction was to protest, make petitions, and boycott goods taxed by the Sugar Act.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Sugar Act is a law made by the British Parliament to pay off Brittan’s war debt. The Sugar Act taxed mainly molasses, but the tax was a lower price than before in hopes of the tax actually being paid by the colonists. The colonists’ reaction was to protest, make petitions, and boycott goods taxed by the Sugar Act.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act was a law that really only affected the colonists because it stated that they have to provide any accommodations that the British soldiers require. It also made the soldiers able to stay in private homes instead of barracks or inns. The colonies started building barracks to get the soldiers out of the private homes. Finally Brittan’s Parliament made it so that soldiers had to stay in barracks and inns.
  • Stamp Act Congress (Part 1)

    Stamp Act Congress (Part 1)
    The Stamp Act Congress was the first gathering of the colonies to go against British taxes on the colonies. Nine of the thirteen colonies were represented, and some of the key people in this congress were James Otis and John Dickinson. The Congress made petitions and stated that because Parliament had no colonial representation that it had no power over the colonies.
  • Stamp Act Congress (Part 2)

    Stamp Act Congress (Part 2)
    While the Congress was running, they made the Declaration of Rights and Grievances which states that British law has no power over the colonies without formal consent from the colonies.
  • Townsend Acts

    Townsend Acts
    The Townsend Acts are named after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Charles Townsend. The purpose of the Townsend Acts is to raise revenue in the colonies so that Brittan can have control over the governors and judges by controlling their salaries. After the Townsend Acts were repealed the tax on tea still remained. The reaction of the colonists was to boycott British goods.
  • Boston Massacre (Part 1)

    Boston Massacre (Part 1)
    Even after Boston had been protesting and boycotting during all of the British taxes, Brittan still thought they could control the colonies and made it so that they couldn't own guns and Brittan could tell the colonists what to do with their land. Because of this tensions started to brew between the colonists and British soldiers. A group of eleven colonists gathered around a British sentry and started to verbally and physically harassing the soldiers.
  • Boston Massacre (Part 2)

    Boston Massacre (Part 2)
    After a while eight more soldiers joined the others and they fired into the crowd of colonists. The shots wounded eight, of which two would later die from their injuries, and instantly killed three others. Eight soldiers, one officer, and 4 civilians were arrested for murder. They were defended on their trial by John Adams, who didn’t support Brittan believed that everyone should have a fair trial. Six of the soldiers were released while two of them had their hands branded.
  • Boston Massacre (Part 3)

    Boston Massacre (Part 3)
    I think massacre is the wrong label for this incident, because it was more of a riot than anything.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act’s purpose was to remove most of the extra tea from London’s warehouse. The Tea Act was to help the British East India Company. A monopoly is when a company has excessive control over a certain area of market.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was caused by Brittan not letting the colonists have representation in Parliament. Because of this Samuel Adams, a member of the Sons of Liberty, led three groups of fifty men dressed as Mohawk Indians into the Boston harbor to destroy the tea on the ships. The men broke 342 chests of tea which is about $1,000,000,000 today. This made Brittan angry so they denied all trade to and from Boston.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were passed mainly to take away Massachusetts’ government. Another name for the Intolerable Acts was the Coercive Acts. The Intolerable Acts consisted of the Quartering Act, the Boston Port Act, the Massachusetts Government Act, and the Administration of Justice Act. A major effect of these acts was that the Boston Harbor was completely shut down.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was held in response to the Intolerable Acts, twelve of the thirteen colonies were represented, and there were fifty-six colonists at the meeting. The Congress Decided on starting an economic boycott and to send a petition to King George III to get the colonists their Rights and Grievances.
  • Lexington and Concord (Part 1)

    Lexington and Concord (Part 1)
    A Minuteman is a citizen ready to fight at a moment's notice. The British had sent about 700 soldiers under leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, and were given orders to destroy military supplies being held by the Massachusetts militia. Just as the sun was rising, the battle had begun, the militia had been outnumbered and had to retreat, as this gave the British the chance to go forward and take the supplies.
  • Lexington and Concord (Part 2)

    Lexington and Concord (Part 2)
    As the British got to the North Bridge in Concord, 500 militiamen fought and killed 3 companies of the King's troops. The soldiers were outnumbered by minutemen. The British had beaten the now 1,700 militiamen, only to start going for Boston, this had started the Siege of Boston.
  • Lexington and Concord (Part 2)

    Lexington and Concord (Part 2)
    As the British got to the North Bridge in Concord, 500 militiamen fought and killed 3 companies of the King's troops. The soldiers were outnumbered by minutemen. The British had beaten the now 1,700 militiamen, only to start going for Boston, this had started the Siege of Boston.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of settlers from the twelve of thirteen colonies, they talked about the colonial war effort, and moving toward independence. Creating the Declaration of Independence, it was a document to try to avoid a full-blown war between the 13 Colonies and Great Britain. A Document made to explain why the 13 Colonies had taken up arms in what had become the American Revolutionary War. This would be the first true Congress of the 13 Colonies with independence
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 2)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 2)
    Brittan had claimed the land, but it was more of a loss because they lost most of their officers, and had the most casualties of any battle in the war. Brittan had made three attacks on the colonists at bunker hill, and during the third attack colonists snuck in the ranks and used bayonets to kill or wound some of the British soldiers, the colonists were eventually spotted and were forced to retreat.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 1)

    Battle of Bunker Hill (Part 1)
    The battle was originally suppose to be fought on Bunker Hill, but was instead fought mostly on Breed's Hill. The colonists, Led by Artemas Ward, built their defenses on Bunker and Breed's Hill. The British controlled and had set up in the Boston harbor and were commanded by Thomas Gage. Brittan's plan of attack was to attack the hill because the colonial militia weren't as well trained as the British soldiers. Brittan had claimed the land, but it was more of a loss because they lost most of the
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