road to independence

  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war was fought between Britain and France over the Ohio River Valley. It was then other European countries joined in and fought as well. It is also known as the "7-year war".
  • Albany plan of Union

    Albany plan of Union
    The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to place the British North American colonies under a more central government. It was to make people more unattached from Britain.
  • proclomation of 1763

    This treaty was made by King George III. The goals were to establish governments for their new territories gained after the war, to encourage peace between colonists and remaining Indians tribes, and to keep colonists confined to the coasts for purposes of easier taxation and trade with the mother country.
  • Sugar act

    Sugar act
    The sugar act was just another way for Britain to make more money. They made the Sugar act to tax sugar because everyone uses sugar.
  • stamp act

    The stamp act was a way for Britain to make money off of important documents, newspapers, cards, magazines, and any type of paper product. The people were not happy with this because it was just an added tax.
  • Boston Massacre

    during this time both sides were in the wrong. First, the colonist was throwing snowballs, rocks, and sticks at the soldiers. they started the "massacre". The word massacre is a bit dramatic because the British did fire on them but they only killed five colonists. They call it a massacre to make it seem more dramatic but the colonist did start it.
  • intolerable act

    intolerable act
    The Intolerable Act was to force the rebellious colonies back into place, but the opposite happened and only made the anger of rebellion in North America worse.
  • Boston Tea Party and Tea Act

    Boston Tea Party and Tea Act
    The tea act was the cause for the Boston tea Party. THe tea act was when Britain taxed on all tea and the colonist were not happy about it. As a result the Colonist threw all the tea into the ocean as a protest.
  • 2nd continental congress

    2nd continental congress
    The point of the 2nd continental congress was to allow American colonies to make complaints to Britain.
  • quartering act

    The quartering act was when soldiers for the United States colonies could knock on someone's door and stay at their house. With this act, everybody living in the US has to have a place to house a soldier.
  • First continental congress

    The First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelph on September 5. The colonies wanted to show they were together to Britain but they weren't on the same page.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle in the revolutionary war. The colonist was defying the redcoats so they came to take the colonists weapons but they ended up overthrowing them.
  • fort Ticonderoga

    fort Ticonderoga
    During the Fort of Ticonderoga, Benedict Arnold joined Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and attacked the fort in the middle of the night.
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    The battle of bunker hill happened in Massachusetts. The colonist did not win but they still had a lot of casualties from the British so they had a confidence booster.
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine

    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    Common Sence by Thomas Paine was a book to Britain explaining why the 13 colonies should be independent and didn't need them. The book was published anonymously.
  • evacuation of Boston

    During the evacuation of Boston, The British troops were forced out of Boston and evacuated to higher grounds outside of it.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The declaration of independence was written on July 4th, 1776 that gave us independence from Britain.It let the thirteen colonies govern themselves and have their own government.
  • battle of brandy wine

    battle of brandy wine
    The Redcoats of the British Army beat the Americans and forced them to withdraw northeast toward the American capital of Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress had been meeting since 1775.
  • siege of yorktown

    siege of yorktown
    During the Siege of Yorktown, they entrapped a major British army on a peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia, and made it surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution.