Road to Independence

Timeline created by PrinceF
In History
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Reduced tax on molasses but overall increased taxes.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The colonial citizens had to house British soldiers.
  • Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty
    Sam Adams created a group of patriots called the sons of liberty
  • STAMPede

    A stampede of Sons of Liberty tore down the house and office of the stamp collector
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Repealed the stamp act but asserted parliaments power to rule as colonies saw fit
  • Townshend Acts repealed

    Townshend Acts repealed
    the import taxes on a variety of goods were collected to support royal officials in the colonies, removing all of the responsibility from the colonial assemblies. All of the Townsend Acts were so unpopular that the taxes were repealed, except the one on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonist threw snowballs and rocks at British soldiers guarding the customs house. The soldiers shot at the crowd killing five colonist.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Passed to save the East India Tea company.It gave the company a monopoly and threatened the business of colonial importers.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston patriots dressed as Indians, boarded the loading ships and threw the tea over board
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    The intolerable act officially called the coercive acts,meant to force Massachusetts to pay for the tea destroyed in the Boston tea party.The laws also closed the Boston harbor and forced colonist to house British soldiers
  • First continental congress

    First continental congress
    The first continental congress agrees to boycott British goods
  • Patrick Henry speech

    Patrick Henry speech
    Patrick Henry,in the house of Burgesses "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Battle of Lexington and concord
  • Olive Branch

    Olive Branch
    Congress sends an "olive branch" to King George III. He rejected and sent more troops to Boston
  • Battle Of bunker hill

    Battle Of bunker hill
    There is a battle at Bunker hill
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    A Pamphlet reminding colonist why they are fighting for rights gets published by Thomas Paine
  • Declaration approved

    Declaration approved
    Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence is Approved
  • Saratoga

    Patriots win Saratoga
  • Baron Von steuben

    Baron Von steuben
    Baron Von Steuben trains the first continental army in Valley Forge, Penn
  • France & US

    France & US
    France signs alliance with the US
  • Charlestown SC

    Charlestown SC
    Gen. Clinton captures 3000 patriots as he takes Charlestown
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Paris was signed