Road to American Revolution

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In History
  • The French & Indian War

    The French & Indian War
    The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war was between Great Britain and France, the war is also known as the Seven Years' War. What started the war was France's expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly. The French and Indian war was the final Colonial War. The English and the French battled for colonial domination in North America, the Caribbean, and in India.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation of 1763 was for the end of the French and Indian War in 1763. The end of the war caused a celebration in the colonies because it removed several conflicts and opened new opportunities for the colonists. The proclamation also made four new colonies.The Proclamation line extended from the Atlantic coast at Quebec to the newly established border of West Florida.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed goods like sugar, coffee, and cloth.
    The Sugar Act was the first tax on the American colonies by the British Parliament. The government wanted to raise money by taxing goods brought into the colonies. But the colonists said the new taxes were unfair because they had no say in making tax laws because they did not have representatives in Parliament.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This is an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted income from the American colonies. The Stamp Act was a tax to help the British pay for the French and Indian War. The British needed to help pay for the expense.They did this by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. This act taxed anything printed on paper. But after four months of protest in America, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770. It was a mob of throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers and several colonists were killed.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773. They wanted to reduce the massive amount of tea held by the financially struggling British East India Company in there warehouses in London.
  • The Boston tea party

    The Boston tea party
    The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts. It was in the Boston Harbor in 1773, during which American colonists dumped lots of tea into the water to protest a British tax on tea. This event was important because it made the tension that had already begun between Britain and America worse.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies. They met in Philadelphia as the First Continental Congress to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts. First Continental Congress passed and signed the Continental Association. This called for a boycott of British goods to take effect in December 1774.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord was the first military battle of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, In Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge. 73 people died, 174 were wounded, and 53 were missing. It is also known for “the shot heard around the world”
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    On June 17, 1775 the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. The patriots wanted to delay a British attack but instead provoked one. The American forces learned that the British were planning on taking over the hills around Boston in order to gain advantages. So the Americans moved their troops onto Bunker and Breed's Hill.
  • The battle of Trenton

    The battle of Trenton
    The Battle of Trenton was was fought on Christmas 1776. American forces surprised German forces and defeated them and captured almost everyone.Hessian army was crushed in Washington's raid across the Delaware River and the Americans were mad by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces.
  • declaration of independence

    declaration of independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress, states the reasons the British colonies of North America sought independence on July of 1776.