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Road the Revolution

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was a conflict in a larger imperial war. The Brits attempted expel the French. However they failed and the French eventually won. This was known as the 7 year war going from 1754-1763.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    Decreed on October 7 the proclamation of 1763 was a British-produced border line that was marked at the eastern continental divide in the appellation mountains.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Also known as the American Duties Act or the American Revenue act, the sugar act was a revenue raising act that was passed in April of 1764 by the parliament of Great Britain.
  • The Stamp Act of 1766

    The Stamp Act of 1766
    The Stamp act was passed by parliament of Great Britain in 1765. The goal of this act was to earn back some money after the war with France. This act required the colonists to pay a tax in the form of a stamp.
  • Townshend Acts of 1767

    Townshend Acts of 1767
    Passed by the parliament in 1767 the Townshend acts were a series of measures enforcing tax on goods that were imported from the American Colonies. Because the colonies had not representation in the parliament many colonists thought of this act as abuse of power.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    In March of 1770 a brawl broke out. Though it began as a small fight between some American colonists and a lone British Soldier, it soon escalated into a crazy, bloody slaughter. It became a deadly riot in the middle of Kind street in Boston.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    This act granted a struggling company the right to ship tea directly to the American Colonies rather than landing in England on the way there. It also granted the ability to commission agents that we be the only ones aloud to sell tea in the colonies.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    During the Boston tea party American colonists angry at the British for creating taxation without representation threw 342 chests full of tea overboard. This political protest occurred at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts in December of 1773.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable acts also known as the coercive acts of 1774 were a series of 4 laws. These laws were approved by the British parliament in order to punish the Massachusetts Bay colony for the Boston tea party.
  • 1st Continental Congress

    1st Continental Congress
    At the 1st Continental Congress delegates for 12 of the 13 American colonies gathered together to discuss the future of America. This convention was held at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event lasted for 41 days starting on the fifth of September and ending on the twenty sixth of October.