Road to Revolution

  • French & Indian War Starts

    French & Indian War Starts
    The French and Indian War was a part of the "Seven Years War." It involved the French & the Indians on one side & the Americans & Indians on the other side. They started fighting because of the boundaries the French had settle.This was a big part of the American Revolution because after the war the Americans thought they had a right to own the land of Ohio Valley, but Great Britain said otherwise.
  • End of French & Indian War

    End of French & Indian War
    The end of the French & Indian War was when the Treaty of Paris was signed which gave all the North Americans everything east of the Mississippi except New Orleans. This was an important part of the Revolutionary War because this was like the calm before the storm. Everyone was only peaceful for a little while, while tensions rised.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclomation of 1763 was when King George III proclamed that you could not settle west of the Appalachian mountains. This was the first time the colonists rebelled against Great Britain & one thing led to another...
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was passed so the British Parliament could pay for their troops. The colonists were forced to pay taxes directly to Great Britain & not their own legislatures. The stamp act required anything & everything to have a stamp saying that it had been taxed for. This was important to the Revolutionary War because the colonists rioted & were even angrier at Great Britain.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts put new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. This act was named after Charles Townshend. The colonists reacted the same to this as they did the Sugar & Stamp Act. Britain eventually took off all the taxes, except for the one on tea. This tax lead to the Boston Tea Party which then lead to the Revolutionary War.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when a mob ganged up on British soldiers. The soldiers, hinking they were about to be attacked fired into the crowd & killed 5 people by doing so. This was very important to the Revolutionary War because ever since then, he colonists have had very bad feelings towards the British.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act was when Great Britain put a tax on tea. The colonists already felt they were being taxed unfairly so they rebelled. This was the final spark to ignite the Revolutionary War because this lead to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when the colonists were angry over the tea act so they dumped loads of tea into the ocean while dressed up as Tomahawk Indians. This officially started the Revolutionary War.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts was when the British closed the Boston Harbor, eliminated Massachusetts' government, & restricted many other government meetings. This caused Massachusetts to rebel which only made tensions worsen.
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    Lexington & Concord were the first two battles of the Revolutionary War. This is where a British general planned to capteure samuel Adams & John Hancock. These were the first shots that lead to many more of the Revolutionary War.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was soon after the Revolutionary War started. The leaders of it wrote to the King of England about why they were fighting against their own country. This was very important to the Revolutionary War because this is what it was all about. Our declaration of Independence being signed.