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Road to Revolution

  • French and Indian War Starts

    French and Indian War Starts
    The French and Indian War Started on May 28 1754 with the battle of Jumonville Glen.The war started because of the French and British both thought they controled the Ohio River Valley and other parts of North America. George Washington defeated the French with a surprise attack in this battle.
  • End of the French and Indian War/Treaty of Paris

    End of the French and Indian War/Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris signed on Febuary 10 1763. It gave Britain control of most of North America. Britain emerged as the leading colonial empire. But as this was a costly war Britian needed money which they took from the colinies leading to Revolution.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was a proclamation by King George the III that said no colonists may settle west of the Appalachian Mountains.The British didn't want to start another war with the indians. Colonists were angry at this declaration because they believe they deserved the land after the French and Indian War gave them the land,
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was a tax past by British Parliment on the 22nd of March 1765. The tax required all american colonists to pay a tax on all printed paper. The money collection from this tax went to paying back the British debts and protecting the Appalachan Mountains. The colonists thought it was unfair to tax them to raise money without their approval.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were a tax on imported goods such as, leads, tea, glass, paints, and paper,This tax was created shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act. The colonists were angry so they boycotted these british goods.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight between a mob of angry citizens and the british soldiers in Boston Massachusettes on March 5,1770. The colonists tired of british soldiers occupying their city threw snowballs, sticks, stones, and insults at the british soldiers. The soldiers fired into the crowd killing 5 people and wounding 8 others. This help caused the revolution by inraging the colonists against the british.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    The Tea Act would be the final thing to get on the colonists nerves to lead to the revolution. The Tea Act was not supposed to raise money in the colonies but to help out the east india company which was failing. This tea was shipped to the colonists but the colonists thought the british was trying to raise popularity of the townshend acts and as a result most of the tea was left to rot and the Boston Tea Party occured.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party occured on December 16, 1773. The colonists were fed up with the Tea Act and so instead of drinking the tea, colonists from Boston destroyed the tea by throwing it into the ocean. This helped cause the Revolution because the British signed in the Intolerable Acts to law to punish the colonists for this which made the colonists really angry.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws intended to punish Massachusetts and Boston for the Boston Tea Party. The laws included the Boston Port Bill, Quartering Act, the Adminnistration of Justice Act, the Massachussets Government Act, and the Quebec Act. These acts restricted the colonists freedom. They had to buy british goods house british soldiers let the british soldiers do whatever they want they couldn't govern themselve
  • Intolerable Acts Continued

    Intolerable Acts Continued
    The Intolerable Acts Continued :s and extended the Candian borders to cut off Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The colonists saw this as a violation of their rights and unneccasary and cruel punishment. All of the colonies then pledged to help fight Britiain if there was ever an attack.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution. The British were to capture colonial leaders in Lexington and steal gunpowder in Concord. But spies leaked word of the plan. Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott galloped off to war that they British were about to attack. Word spread from town to town and the colonial millitias prepared to fight. The first bullet was fired in Lexington. It was
  • Lexington and Concord Continued

    Lexington and Concord Continued
    Lexington and Concord Continued :the shot heard round the world. The british defeated the americans at Lexington but when they got to Concord they were forced to go back to Boston while new waves of colonial millitia intercepted them causing 125 casualties. British and american disagreements were at an all time high at this point because they killed americans. For many it was the last straw that led to the Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement that said the 13 colonies were now their own independent state. Also, it stated that the 13 colonies were at war with Britain and no longer was a part of Britain. Many colonists were very happy because they finally had got what they wanted. Freedom from Britain and their own rights.