Road to Revaluation

  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    • indirect tax ( out of sight = out of mind )
    • Duties on molasses and sugar
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    Stated that Great Britain would house its solders in American barracks and public houses .
    If the soldiers outnumbered colonial housing .
    they would be quarter
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    Started that Great Britain would house soldiers in American barracks and public houses
  • stamp Act

    stamp Act
    Purchased only with valuable .
    If not purchased = fined or jailed .
    Protested Stamp Act , feeling right were violated .
    Direct Tax
    - ( in your face tax )
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies " in all cases whatsoever "
    Parliament passes this to save face
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Taxes of glass,lead,paints , paper and tea
    Searched for smuggled goods
    Sons of liberty started to do violent acts
    - British Soldiers arrive to protect tax collectors
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    Passed in 1773 and allowed British East India Company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonies ,
    - Lower Prices than colonist merchant prices
    - Tax Tea cheaper than smuggled tea
    - Less smuggles = more tax money
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    members of sons of liberty Dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston harbor .
    Boston harbor is a teapot tonight .
    Caused problems for loyalists/Tories
    - Loyalists /Tory = person in the Colony who remain "loyal" to king & Great Britain
  • Intolerable Act

    Intolerable Act
    Passed to punish Boston Tea party
    - boston Harbor Closed until tea paid for
    - Massachusetts Charter cancelled
    - Royal official had a trial in Britain
    - Quartering Act required colonists to house soldiers
    if a soldier comes knocking at the door ...
    your sleeping on the floor
    - Large amount of land given to Quebec
    - General Thomas Gage became new governor of MA
  • continental congress meets

    continental congress meets
    Continental congress meets
    All colonies but Georgia have representatives
    Voted to send a “ statement of grievances
    Voted to boycott all British trade
    Patrick Henry Va rep. Urged colonists to unite against Britain
    Sept. 5, 1774 (09/05/1774)
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    1000’s of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousand of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul revere rides to warn the sons of liberty in Lexington and concord that the “British are coming…The British are coming…”
    April 18 1775 (04/18/1775)
  • Battles of Lexington & concord

    Battles of Lexington & concord
    Battle of lexington
    1st battle of american revolutionary war
    “‘Shot heard round the world” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    BRITISH Victory
    Battle of concord
    - Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Capture of fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    AMERICAN Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    Print $$$
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army led by George Washington
    Sent Olive Branch asking Kig protect their rights
    King hires 30,000 Hessians Soldiers in response
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    Fought on breed's hill
    “Don’t Fire until you see the whites of their eyes”-William Prescott
    BRITISH Victory (American ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Realize men are disorganized and need discipline .
    New weapons
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    pamphlets inspires more colonists to become patriots.
    " Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain , the weeping voice of nature cries , TIS TIME TO PART"- Thomas Paine , Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive

    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Height overlooking Boston
    BRITISH retreat - AMERICAN Victory
  • second Continental Congress meets again

    second Continental Congress meets again
    Debate on declaring independence .
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document .
  • Votes for Independence

    Votes for Independence
    The second continental congress ultimately agreed to the Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed

    The Declaration of Independence is signed
    It became our birthday , so they had it a holiday and called it 4th of July .