Road to Rev.

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This is an Indirect tax of Molasses and sugars coming into the Colonies.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    The Quartering Act stated that Great Britain would house its soldiers in American barracks and public houses. And if the soldiers outnumbered colonial housing, they would be quartered in inns, alehouses, barns, other buildings, etc
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It imposed a tax on all papers and official documents in the American colonies, though not in England.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act, passed by Parliament on the same day the Stamp Act was repealed, stated that Parliament could make laws binding the American colonies in all cases whatsoever.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    To help pay the expenses involved in governing the American colonies, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, which initiated taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
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    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Boston Tea Party Members of the Sons of Liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor “Boston harbor is a teapot tonight!”
    Caused problems for loyalist/Tories
    Loyalist/ Tory = a person in the Colony who remains ‘loyal’ to the King and Great Britain
  • Intolerable Acts

      Intolerable Acts
    Passed to punish Boston for Tea Party
    Boston Harbor Closed until tea paid for
    Massachusetts Charter canceled
    Royal officials had trial in Britain
    Quartering Act required colonist to house soldiers
    “If a soldier comes knocking at the door……
    you’re sleeping on the floor
    Large amount of land given to Quebec
    General Thomas Gage became new government pof MA
  • First Continental Congress meets

    First Continental Congress meets
    12 of the 13 colonies meet in Penn., and made the decision to Boycott British well as send a letter of grievances to Parliament.
  • 1,000 of Redcoats in Boston

     1,000 of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington -
    1st battle of American Revolutionary War
    “Shot heard around the world” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    BRITISH Victory
    Battle of Concord -
    Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    Print $$$$$
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army led by George Washigton
    Sent Olive Branch asking King to protect Soldiers in response
    King hires 30,000 Hessians Soldiers in response
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    Fought on Breed’s Hill
    “Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyes” - William Prescot
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • Washigton arrives on the outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

       Washigton arrives on the outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • “Common Sense” Published by Thomas Paine

     “Common Sense”  Published by Thomas Paine
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    “Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, “IT’S TIME TO PART” - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

       British Surrender Boston
    Washigton believes his army is ready & weapons
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    BRITISH retreat - AMERICAN Victory
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Lexton and Concord that “the British are coming…. The British are coming.”
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

     Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
  • Declaration of Independence signed.

    Declaration of Independence signed.