Road to Revelution

  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War French and Indian war was fought between Great Britain and the French, along with American Indians on both sides. Most of the battles were in Canada. American colonists, including George Washington, fought with the British in this war. The British won the war and won the right to keep Canada and several other possessions in the New World. With the defeat of the French, the colonies became less dependent on Britain for protection, which helped lead to the American Revolution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763 Proclamation 0f 1763 stated that Indians owned the lands on which they were then residing and white settlers in the area were to be removed. However, provision was made to allow specially licensed individuals and entities to operate fur trading ventures in the proscribed area.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act was the first direct British tax on American colonists. The Stamp Act was a law that required all legal and comerical documents to be stamped to show that the tax had been paid. The stamp act helped lead to the American Revelution by making the colonies have riots and be very angry Great Britian.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts law placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. Britain eventually repealed all the taxes except the one on tea. In response to the sometimes voilent protests by the American colonists, Great Britain sent more troops to the colonies. The Townshend Act helped lead to the American Revelution by starting protests, forming mutinies, and boycotting Bristish goods from the Thirteen Colonies. They were very angry with Great Britian.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre was a street fight that happened between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. The British thought that they were getting attacked by the colonists and fired into the crowd. Four people were killed. This helped lead to the American Revelution by making the British seem like very cruel and unfair people.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain to expand the British East India Company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price. The Tea Act helped lead to the American Revelution because it inraged the colonists. They saw the tea act as another attempt for Parliament to intefere in the econimic life in the colonies
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party boarded vessels in Boston harbor and threw the cargoes of tea into the water in protest at the imposition of a tax on tea by the British Parliament, in which the colonists had no representation. The Boston Tea Party helped lead to the American Revelution because it made the British pass the Intolerable Acts law, which help lead to the American revelution also.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts Intolerable Acts were a series of lawas that the British Prime Minister Lord North passed which were because of the Boston Tea Party. The laws were: Impartial Administration of Justice Act,Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act, Boston Port Act, Quartering Act, and the Quebec Act. This helped lead to the Revolutionary War by leading the colonists to boycotting.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord and Concord were the first battles of the Revelutionary War. The British marched to Lexington they killed eight people. They then marched to Concord where they destroyed military supplies until a battle broke out and they were forced to retreat. The Lexington and Concord battles were the start of the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence US document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. It was a document declaring the US to be independent from Britian, signed on July 4, 1776.