road to revlotuion

  • sugar act

    sugar act
    indirect tax (out of sight = out of mind)
    -duties on molasses and sugar
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    Purchased only with value slivers coins
    If didn't purchase = fined or jailed
    Protested stamp act , feeling rights were violated
    Direct tax
  • repealing stamp act

    repealing stamp act
    Refusal to buy stamps or paper goods
    Stamp act congress
  • declatratory act

    declatratory act
    Parliament declares it has power to make laws for the colonies “in all cases whatsoever
    Parliament passes to save face
  • townshend acts

    townshend acts
    Taxes on glass lead paints , paper , and tea
    Searched for smuggled goods
    Sons of liberty start to do violet acts
    british soldiers arrive arrive ro product law collectors
  • boston massacure

    boston massacure
    Committees of correspondence
    Formed by manuel adams at the stamp act congress
    Shared ideas + info about the new british laws
    -propaganda -info to intentionally spread harm to help cause ( reverse the bloody massacre perpetrated in king st . boston
  • tea act

    tea act
    Passed in 1773 and allowed british east india company (BEIC) to sell tea directly to colonists
    -lower prices than colonist merchant prices
    -tax tea cheaper than smuggled tea
    -less smuggling = more tax money
    Colonial merchants feared BEIC would put them out of business
  • boston tea party

    boston tea party
    Members of sons of liberty dump over 340 chest of tea boston harbor
    Boston harbor harbor is a teapot tonight
    Caused problems for loyalist
    loyalist /tory = a person in the colony who remains loyal to the king and great britain
  • intorable act

    intorable act
    Passed to push boston for tea party
    Boston harbor closed til tea apid for
    Massascuts charter canceled
    Royal officials had a trail in britain
    Quartering act required colonists to house soldiers
    If a soldier comes knocking at the door you're sleeping are the floor
    Large amount of land given to quebec
    General thomas gage became new governor of MA
  • 1,000 red coats

    1,000 red coats
    1,000s of redcoats in boston
    General gage thousands of british soldiers to boston with more on the way
    April 1, 1775 (04/01/1775)
    Midnight ride of 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
  • bunker hill

    bunker hill
    Fought on breed's hill
    Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes - william prescott
    BRITISH victory (americans ran out of ammunition) british learn defeating americans should not be easy june 16,1775
  • Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops
    Realizes men are disorganized discipline
    Need weapons
    July 15 , 1775 (07/15/1775)
  • decararation on independence signed

    decararation on independence signed
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
    Second continental congress votes for independence
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Wasin believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
    Washigton puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking boston
    British retreat american victory
    May 17 , 1776 (03/17/1776)
  • common sense

    common sense
    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 tis time to part - thomas paine, common sense
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    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

    second Continental Congress
    Print money
    Set up post office
    Created continental army led by george washington
    Sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights
    -King hires 30,000 hessians soldiers in response