Road to Revolution

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The finale of the French and Indian War in 1763 was a cause for great celebration in the colonies, for it removed many ominous barriers and opened up a whole lot of new opportunities for the colonists. With the current recession, chances like these were needed from the colonist.
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    Road to Revolution

    These are the events that lead to American revolution and some other fun facts.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    On April 5, 1764, Parliament passed a similar/mutated version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. The Molasses Act stated that colonial merchants had to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses. The Sugar Act was another act in which colonist were required to pay taxes on sugar.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The colonies suffered a constant shortage of money, (currency), with which to continue trade. There were no mines containing gold or silver and currency could only be recieved through the way of trade as regulated by Great Britain. Many of the colonies felt no other choice than to start printing their own paper money in the form of Bills of Credit, but because there were no common regulations and in fact no standard value on which to base the notes, confusion was the outcome.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This was an act for implementing and contributing certain stamp duties, as well as others in American plantations and British colonies, towards further financing the expenses of entrenching, and procuring the same; and for amending such parts of several acts of parliament depicting to the barter and income of said communities and estates, as direct manner of determing and redeeming certain to most penalties and forfeitures therein mentioned.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston "Massacre" was a street fight that occured when colonist got red coats somewhat scared and furious by throwing spheres of snow, branches, sticks, and stones at them. Note how I quoted massacre; this is because only a total of 5 people perished and 8 were wounded. Later on a publishing in a local news article was shown to the public leading to anger of the colonist.
  • Anger over colonies!!!

    Anger over colonies!!!
    With all of these recent "acts" and the current Boston Massacre and the insulting drawing, the colonist were incredebly raged and decided to do something drastic.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    As rage began to take over because of all the taxes having to be paid on sugar and on tea, some colonists had a devious thought in which to give Boston some revenge. On a cold December night, some radical colonists, disguised as Native Americans, dumped 342 chest of tea from the three ships that the governor Thomas Hutchingston allowed to sail, to the cold and icy water. Not one cup of tea was recovered, only the lucky fish of the infamous Boston Harbor were able to recieve this chance.
  • Intolorable Acts

    Intolorable Acts
    As a response to the colonists' discarding of the tea, Britian decided to publish a document in which the Boston Harbor was closed. No boats get in, and none get out. Therefore leading to somewhat of a crisis, making te colonies survive on what they can.
  • George Washington; Commander in chief.

    George Washington; Commander in chief.
    George Washington is named "Commander in Chief". This is NOT his entitlement to precidency but his enrollment as an army general for Britian.
  • "Common Sense"

    "Common Sense"
    On the day of January 15, 1776, one of the greatest contributions to our freedom was published. Yes, Thomas Paine's hit book; "Common Sense". This book really opened people's eyes. It was like WOW. This made people wonder about their life and independence that they wanted. This led to many acts of revolution. One of which is the Declaration Of Independence.
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day
    With all the revolt and awakening of the people, colonists finally came to their senses and decided to sign the incredebly famous Declaration of Independence, which stated that the current 13 American colonies regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer part of the British Empire. This was kind of like a breakup letter...

    On July 8, 1776 the great 2,000 pound Liberty Bell was rung to gather all of the citizens for the first public reading of the Declaration of independece
  • HELP! Nevermind..

    HELP! Nevermind..
    Ambushed by a tribe of Cherokees, Patriots are rescued by a mounted charge at Seneca, SC.
  • 1st U.S. Flag

    1st U.S. Flag
    Although the day is unclear, the month and year are accurate. This 13 star flag stood for the 13 colonies.
  • 9-11 Tragedy- Not that one

    9-11 Tragedy- Not that one
    The British win the Battle against United States at Brandywine, Pennsylvania, making it a critical time for George Wahington.
  • Truce

    The United States and France sign the French Alliance, which stated that the French would provide United States with military support in case of the French ever trying to ambush us in the future.
  • Win!!

    Americans recapture Augusta, GA
  • Peace!

    Congress ratifies a peace treaty
  • More Peace...

    More Peace...
    The United States and Great Britian sign the Peace Treaty of Paris. After all they have been through, the United States and Great Britian bury the hatchet and sign a peace treaty.
  • Goodbye...!

    The British troops leave New York City and go back to their home of Britian.
  • Washington resigns

    Washington resigns
    George Washington, tired of the war, resigns as commander.
  • U.S. Constitution

    U.S. Constitution
    The U.S. Constitution is a document that established the rules of the federal goverment, and the principle of federalism. The Tenth Amendment confirms it's federal characteristics.
  • Adoption.

    U.S. Constitution adopted, after New Hampshire ratifies it.
  • Presidency for the U.S.

    Presidency for the U.S.
    On April 30, 1789 the first president of the United States; Making U.S. history-literaly, Drumroll, George Washinton!
  • End of the presidency

    End of the presidency
    George Washington resigns and another president is now being Elected.
  • 2nd U.S flag

    2nd U.S flag
    The second and final United States flag made in 1818 represents our freedom. The 50 stars represent the 50 states. The red, historically, represents the British while the white stripes cutting through the red is a political statement against Great Britain and its rule over the colonies. The overall 13 stripes represent the original amount of colonies.
  • Citations

    I got my information from ushistory.org/declaration/revwartimeline.htm
    google images
    and a Creating America Textbook